Nicole Clopton - Contract Specialist at ARPA-E
Nicole Clopton
Contract Specialist

Nicole Clopton currently serves as a Contract 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.

ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Advisor Daniel Cunningham
Dr. Daniel Cunningham
Technology-to-Market Advisor

Dr. Daniel Cunningham is 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. 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.

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.  

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.

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.

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. 

Headshot of ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Advisor Nick Goeser
Dr. Nick Goeser
Technology-to-Market Special Government Employee

Dr. Nick Goeser currently serves as a Technology-to-Market Special Government Employee at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he helps prepare innovative energy technologies for transition from the lab to the market.