Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Peter de Bock

Dr. Peter de Bock

Program Director

Dr. Peter de Bock currently serves as Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. His focus at ARPA-E includes electronics thermal management and aviation propulsion systems.

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. de Bock spent nearly 18 years with GE Research, holding various research and development positions and recently completing a focus on a system perspective on electrification of aviation. At GE Research, Dr. de Bock served as a Principal Engineer and Platform Leader for Power and Thermal Management Systems, and principal investigator on advanced programs in the areas of additive heat exchangers and advanced propulsions systems. Dr. de Bock also serves as the chair of the ASME K-16 committee on Heat Transfer in Electronics equipment and holds about 40 patents.

Raised in the Netherlands, Dr. de Bock received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and holds degrees from academic institutions in the Netherlands, US and the UK.