Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Jen Shafer
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.  

Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Marina Sofos
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
Program Director Emeritus

Dr. Grigorii Soloveichik currently serves as a Program Director Emeritus 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.

ARPA-E Contracting Specialist Renee Sperling
Renee Sperling
Contract Specialist

Renee Sperling currently serves as a Contract Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). Sperling performs cradle-to-grave administration of a variety of financial assistance and acquisition awards. Prior to ARPA-E, Sperling provided grants administration and data analysis for Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and United Nations Foundation.

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.

Headshot of ARPA-E Procurement Kevin Thunell
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.

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Max Tuttman
Technology-to-Market Advisor

Max Tuttman 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. 

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).

Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Douglas Wicks
Dr. Douglas Wicks
Program Director

Dr. Douglas Wicks currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on waste-to-energy technologies.