Nicole Clopton - Lead Grants Management Specialist at ARPA-E
Nicole Clopton
Lead Grants Management Specialist

Nicole Clopton currently serves as a Lead Grants Management Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Clopton performs cradle-to-grave administration of cooperative agreements as well as other financial assistance and acquisition awards. Prior to ARPA-E, Clopton served as a Federal Grants Contracts Manager at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

Charles Conway
Charles Conway
Attorney-Advisor

Charles Conway currently serves as an Attorney-Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). As an Attorney-Advisor, Conway works with the Office of Chief Counsel to provide legal advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal and policy matters relevant to ARPA-E’s mission.

Headshot of ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Advisor Dr. Gregg A. Cremer
Dr. Gregg A. Cremer
Technology-to-Market Advisor

Dr. Gregg A. Cremer currently serves as a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), where he helps prepare innovative energy technologies for transition from the lab to the market.

Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Ahmed Diallo
Dr. Ahmed Diallo
Program Director

Dr. Ahmed Diallo currently serves as a Program Director for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E is on potentially transformative research & development to enable commercial fusion energy.

Carlo DiFranco
Grants Management Specialist

Carlo DiFranco currently serves as a Grants Management Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

ARPA-E Associate Director for Finance Hai Duong
Hai Duong
Associate Director for Finance

Hai Duong is the Associate Director for Finance at ARPA-E and is responsible for the financial management of the program. Prior to ARPA-E he served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In that role he oversaw the Commission’s financial operations, including its budget formulation and execution, planning, accounting, procurement, and internal controls. He also led several process improvements that significantly streamlined the Commission’s budget processes and performance measures.  

ARPA-E Grants Management Specialist Jennifer Fleming
Jennifer Fleming
Grants Management Specialist

Jennifer Fleming currently serves as a Grants Management Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). Fleming performs full lifecycle administration of financial assistance awards. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Fleming served as a Financial Assistance Officer for the National Park Service – Northeast Region.

Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Simon Freeman
Dr. Simon Freeman
Program Director

Dr. Simon Freeman serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on maritime energy and environmental sensing technologies.

Headshot of ARPA-E Fellow Dr. Anil Ganti
Dr. Anil Ganti
Fellow

Dr. Anil Ganti currently serves as an ARPA-E Fellow. His areas of interest include sensing technologies, machine learning, and resilient systems.

Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz
Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz
Special Government Employee

Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz currently serves as a Special Government Employee 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.