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PEOPLE:

 

Jianer Bao
  • batteries and fuel cells; high-temperature chemistry and thin film deposition and coating
  • application-driven novel energy storage and conversion systems with breakthroughs in electrocatalysis and electrolyte design
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University; M.S. and B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University in China

 

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