Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Steven Singer

Dr. Steven Singer

Program Director

Dr. Steven Singer currently serves as a Program Director for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and is a Senior Scientist in the Biological Systems and Engineering Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. At ARPA-E, he is focused on reimagining nitrogen and carbon management in agriculture and biomanufacturing.

Before joining ARPA-E, Dr. Singer was the Director of the Microbial and Enzyme Discovery Group at the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville, CA. His group studied the microbial bioconversion of plant biomass and greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane) to fuels and chemicals. His group has also developed several widely used software tools for metagenomic analysis to characterize microbiomes. He has published 130 papers and holds four patents.

Dr. Singer received a B.A. in chemistry from Williams College and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Technical Focus: Fuels