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Eugene Beh
  • Energy technologies, organic chemistry, and making things work
  • Electrochemical desalination, electrochemical CO2 pumping, and functional materials for 3D-printing
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Stanford University; A.M., Chemistry, Harvard University; A.B, Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University


Mahati Chintapalli
  • Synthesis and characterization of materials for energy applications: polymer aerogels, ion transporting membranes, sensors
  • 18 publications and one patent
  • Ph.D. and M.S. Materials Science, UC Berkeley; S.B. Materials Science, S.B. Physics, MIT


Eric Cocker
  • systems engineering, distributed sensor networks, machine learning, data analysis, robotics, and neurotechnology
  • 3 patents (more pending) and 7 publications with over 1400 citations in the fields of optics and neuroscience.
  • Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University


Lara Crawford
  • design of state-of-the-art control, planning, and optimization algorithms for real physical systems
  • interface between planning and control, control and coordination of large-scale distributed systems
  • manufacturing systems, energy systems
  • Ph.D. in Biophysics & M.S. in Electrical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley; A.B. in Physics, Harvard


Sean Garner
Sean Garner
Vice President, Director of Hardware Systems Laboratory

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  • directs physicists, engineers and materials scientists
  • previously Senior Director of Business Strategy and PARC Energy Program Manager
  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University; postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University


Gabriel Iftime
  • functional materials for 3D printing and energy applications
  • advanced composite polymeric materials; colloidal particles synthesis and functionalization
  • over 160 U.S. patents; 17 journal articles
  • Ph.D., Materials Chemistry, Université Paris XI, France


Rob McHenry
Rob McHenry
Chief Operating Officer

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  • leads company-wide technical project execution and business support teams
  • innovation and technology development executive for public and private sectors
  • M.S., Nuclear Engineering, MIT; B.S., Marine Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy




Ajay Raghavan
  • Manages the ACES area, focused on systems health and condition management technologies
  • Interests span sensing, modeling, diagnostics, and prognostics
  • PI on ARPA-E AMPED SENSOR project on fiber optic battery management systems
  • Ph.D., M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay 


Jessy Rivest
  • manages the Energy Systems group
  • experience encompasses the lifecycle of materials advancement: materials design, development, characterization, and manufacturing systems engineering
  • Ph.D. and M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley; S.B., Mechanical Engineering, MIT.


David Eric Schwartz
  • analog and digital CMOS circuit design, biosensing, and software engineering
  • interface between electrical engineering, biochemistry, electrochemistry
  • B.S., Mathematics, Brown University; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University


Clinton J. Smith
  • precision sensor system research and development
  • nanofabrication, photonics/optics, spectroscopy, device packaging, biosensing, data analysis, algorithm development, and simulations and modeling of physical systems
  • carbon nanotube-based sensor networks for measuring methane emissions as part of the ARPA-E MONITOR program.
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; B.S., Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT fellowship at Princeton


Quentin Van Overmeere
  • materials-based solutions to energy problems
  • nanomaterials, physical chemistry and electrochemistry
  • Ph.D. in Engineering and Master's in Chemical Engineering, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium


Yunda Wang
  • extensive background in MEMS fabrication and microsystems integration
  • currently focusing on the development of advanced MEMS structures
  • Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.Eng. degree  from Peking University, Beijing; B.Eng. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University


Junhua Wei
  • synthesizing nanoparticles and polymer composites for energy applications
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University; M.E., illinois Institute of Technology; B.E., Beihang University in China
  • 20+ publications with over 500 citations