Headshot of ARPA-E Fellow Dr. Katharine Greco

Dr. Katharine Greco


Dr. Katharine Greco currently is a Fellow at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) in the U.S. Department of Energy. At ARPA-E Dr. Greco works to map the technology whitespace for novel food production methods that are not dependent on conventional agricultural resources.

Dr. Greco earned her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked with Professor Fikile Brushett. Her research focused on carbon electrode characterization and the synthesis of novel electrode materials for redox flow batteries. Dr. Greco earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she worked on several research projects, including lignocellulosic biomass pyrolysis, chemical vapor deposition for photovoltaics manufacturing, and molecular dynamics simulations of high temperature proton conducting materials for hydrogen fuel cells.