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Dr. Jake Russell


Dr. Jake Russell currently serves as an ARPA-E Fellow. His interests include the development of materials for improved electrical transport, thermal conversion and storage, and reduced mechanical losses, as well as techniques to enhance maritime fuel efficiency.

Russell earned his Ph.D. in materials chemistry from Columbia University under the direction of Prof. Xavier Roy, supported through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship program. His research focused on the transport and energy storage properties of novel modular materials, ranging from organic pseudocapacitors to cluster-based superconductors. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Russell served as a Senior Fellow with Columbia Technology Ventures, where he aided academic inventors in assessing the commercialization potential of their technologies.

Russell also earned a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in molecular engineering from the University of Chicago, where he developed high-throughput fabrication techniques for nanocrystal photovoltaics.