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.

Dr. Jenifer Shafer
Special Government Employee Consultant

Dr. Jenifer Shafer currently serves as a Special Government Employee Consultant 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.

ARPA-E Program Director Rachel Slaybaugh
Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh
Program Director

Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Her focus at ARPA-E includes a wide range of technologies to enable advanced nuclear reactor systems. 

Dr. Marina Sofos
Program Director

Dr. Marina Sofos currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where she manages advanced energy technology projects. 

Dr. Grigorii Soloveichik
Program Director

Dr. Grigorii Soloveichik currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E 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 Fellow Dr. Gregory Thiel
Dr. Gregory Thiel
Fellow

Dr. Gregory Thiel currently serves as an ARPA-E Fellow. His interests include carbon capture and utilization, industrial electrification, and waste-to-resource technologies.

Headshot of ARPA-E Tech-to-Market Advisor Max Tuttman
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.