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.

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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.

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.

Dr. Rakesh Radhakrishnan
Technology-to-Market Advisor

Dr. Rakesh Radhakrishnan currently serves as a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he supports technology commercialization efforts for the distributed generation, additive manufacturing, electrified aviation and artificial intelligence programs.

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Dr. Ian Robinson
Fellow

Dr. Ian A. Robinson currently serves as an ARPA-E fellow. His interests include carbon capture and utilization, fuel cells and electrolyzers, and decarbonizing materials processing.

Headshot of ARPA-E Fellow Dr. Jake Russell
Dr. Jake Russell
Fellow

Dr. Jake Russell currently serves as an ARPA-E Fellow. His interests include the development of materials for improved electrical transport, thermal conversion and storage, and reduced mechanical losses, as well as techniques to enhance maritime fuel efficiency.

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Dr. Jenifer Shafer
Program Director

Dr. Jenifer Shafer currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Her focus at ARPA-E is developing innovative and proliferation resistant technologies to manage nuclear waste and used nuclear fuel.