Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Marina Sofos

Dr. Marina Sofos

Program Director

Dr. Marina Sofos currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Her focus at ARPA-E is on novel materials and manufacturing, data analytics, and advanced control methods to improve the efficiency and flexibility of buildings and transportation.

Prior to ARPA-E, Sofos served as a Technology Manager in the Building Technologies Office (BTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy. In that position, she managed their R&D portfolio in sensor and control technologies with the goal of optimizing building operations to save energy and improve occupant comfort. Prior to joining BTO, Sofos was a Technology Manager in the Advanced Manufacturing Office, where she led the development of the office’s program in scaling up manufacturing approaches for wide bandgap semiconductors and power electronics to enable reductions in cost and improvements in performance efficiency. Dr. Sofos began her career at the Department as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow responsible for coordinating the U.S.-China cooperative clean energy R&D portfolio.

Sofos earned her Sc.B. from Brown University and Ph.D. from Northwestern University both in materials science and engineering and conducted her postdoctoral studies at Argonne National Laboratory.