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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.

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Dr. Elizabeth Shoenfelt Troein
Fellow

Dr. Elizabeth Shoenfelt Troein currently serves as an ARPA-E fellow. Her interests include advancing Negative Emissions Technologies, including accelerated geomineralization, direct carbon capture, and others.  

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Dr. Marina Sofos
Program Director

Dr. Marina Sofos currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Her focus at ARPA-E is on novel materials and manufacturing, data analytics, and advanced control methods to improve the efficiency and flexibility of buildings and transportation.

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Dr. Grigorii Soloveichik
Senior Advisor for Technology

Dr. Grigorii Soloveichik currently serves as a Senior Advisor for Technology at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and also supports DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office. His focus includes developing electrochemical processes and advanced materials for energy storage and conversion.

Dr. David Tew
Program Director

Dr. David Tew currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes combined heat and power systems, industrial processes, and transportation energy efficiency.

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Colleene Thomas
Senior Outreach and Coordination Advisor

Colleene Thomas is the Senior Outreach and Coordination Advisor for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), responsible for expanding the impact of ARPA-E and its programs.

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Kevin Thunell
Procurement Director

Kevin Thunell currently serves as the Procurement Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy. In that role, he leads ARPA-E’s Contracting Team and their acquisition and assistance award activities.

ARPA-E T2M Advisor Christian Vandervort
Dr. Christian Vandervort

Dr. Christian Vandervort is as a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

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Ryan Watson
Grants Management Specialist

Ryan Watson serves as a Grants Management Specialist for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).