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Dr. Jennifer Gerbi
Acting Director & Deputy Director for Technology

Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Deputy Director for Technology at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), is currently serving as Acting Director. Dr. Gerbi leads the Agency’s development, launch, and execution of high-risk, high-reward energy R&D programs. Previously as a Program Director at the Agency, her programmatic focus at ARPA-E included improving the energy efficiency and management of buildings via advanced sensing systems and storage, novel insulating materials for windows, and renewable energy generation via photovoltaics.

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Dr. Isik C. Kizilyalli
Associate Director for Technology & Program Director

Dr. Isik C. Kizilyalli currently serves as the Associate Director for Technology at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). In this role, Dr. Kizilyalli supports the Deputy Director for Technology in oversight of all technology issues relating to ARPA-E’s programs as well as assisting with program development, Program Director and Fellow recruitment, and coordinating project management across the Agency.

Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. David Babson
Dr. David Babson
Program Director

Dr. David Babson currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E includes bioenergy, agricultural systems innovation, and carbon management.

Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Halle Cheeseman
Dr. Halle Cheeseman
Program Director

Dr. Halle Cheeseman is a Program Director at ARPA-E with a focus on batteries and other electrochemical devices.

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.

Dr. Zak Fang
Program Director

Dr. Zak Fang currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on advanced materials and manufacturing technologies for energy production, storage, and efficiency applications.

Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz
Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz
Program Director

Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes advanced control engineering, wind energy systems, renewable and conventional power generation, electrical distribution systems, smart grid technologies, and water treatment plants and networks. 

Dr. Scott Hsu
Program Director

Dr. Scott Hsu currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on potentially transformative R&D to enable timely commercial fusion energy.

Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Philseok Kim
Dr. Philseok Kim
Program Director

Dr. Philseok Kim is a program director at ARPA-E with a focus on innovative materials and engineered interfaces for energy storage systems and electrification and deep decarbonization of the building sector.

ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Joseph King
Dr. Joseph King
Program Director

Dr. Joseph King currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes oil and gas efficiencies, thermoelectric conversion, advanced cements and concretes, and next generation grid technology.