Headshot of ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Advisor Kirk Liu
Kirk Liu
Technology-to-Market Advisor

Kirk Liu 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 agency-funded lab to the commercial market.

ARPA-E Assistant Director for External Coordination Peder Maarbjerg
Peder Maarbjerg
Assistant Director for External Coordination

Peder Maarbjerg currently serves as the Assistant Director for External Coordination at ARPA-E and is responsible for legislative and public policy outreach.

Headshot of ARPA-E Grants Management Specialist Carol Maldonado
Carol Maldonado
Grants Management Specialist

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

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Mike Maruca
Attorney-Advisor

Mike Maruca currently serves as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).  As an Attorney-Advisor, Maruca supports the OCC and ARPA-E personnel in a wide variety of legal and policy matters relevant to ARPA-E’s mission.

Headshot of ARPA-E Fellow Dr. Jonathan 'Jo' Melville
Dr. Jonathan Melville
Fellow

Dr. Jonathan “Jo” Melville is a Fellow at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). At ARPA-E, Jo’s technical interests lie within the realm of experimental next-generation technologies for deep decarbonization, focusing especially upon emissions reduction for industrial processes and novel chemistries for artificial fuel synthesis.

Headshot of ARPA-E Grants Management Specialist Farwa Nawaz
Farwa Nawaz
Grants Management Specialist

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

Dr. Richard O'Neill
Distinguished Senior Fellow

Dr. Richard O'Neill currently serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). 

Headshot of ARPA-E T2M Advisor Michael Olsen
Michael Olsen
Technology-to-Market Advisor

Michael Olsen is a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), where he helps prepare breakthrough energy technologies for transition from the lab to the market and deepen ARPA-E's private sector engagement.

Lisa Persson - Contract Specialist at ARPA-E
Lisa Persson
Contract Specialist

Lisa Persson currently serves as a Contract Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) where she is responsible for full life-cycle management of contracts and financial assistance awards. Prior to ARPA-E, Ms. Persson served as a Contract Specialist within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Headquarters Procurement Services providing procurement support to the DOE Loan Programs Office.

Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Laurent Pilon
Dr. Laurent Pilon
Program Director

Dr. Laurent Pilon serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on solar, thermal, and electrical energy storage.