Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Jack Lewnard

Dr. Jack Lewnard

Program Director

Dr. Jack Lewnard currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on methane production, distribution, and use.  

Lewnard joins ARPA-E from Chesapeake Utilities Corporation where he served as Vice President of Business Development. At Chesapeake, he was responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities in areas including natural gas, alternative fuels, combined heat and power systems, and renewable energy. Before joining Chesapeake, Lewnard served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) where he led the Office of Technology and Innovation. In that role, he led the development and implementation of the company’s technical strategy and vision and managed the internal research and development program. 

Lewnard earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Technical Focus: Fuels; Industrial Decarbonization; Storage