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Chang-Jun Bae

  • developing new rechargeable battery electrodes that allow a marked improvement in energy and power density
  • demonstrated new ways of manipulating properties of ceramic active materials in the Li-ion battery
  • Ph.D., Material Science Engineering, University of Michigan; postdoctoral work, MIT



Jianer Bao
Jianer Bao
Member of Research Staff

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  • 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


Lara Crawford
  • interface between planning and control, as well as the control and coordination of large-scale distributed, networked, embedded systems
  • simulation, robotics, learning control, biologically inspired control
  • Ph.D. in Biophysics & M.S. in Electrical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley; A.B. in Physics, Harvard


Scott Elrod
Scott Elrod
Vice President, Hardware Systems Laboratory

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  • directs PARC Cleantech Innovation Program
  • holds 60+ patents; responsible for much of acoustic ink-printing patent portfolio (novel inkjet technology based on focused ultrasonics) as well as several inventions for PARC spinout LiveWorks, Inc. (acquired by SMART Technologies)
  • previously directed ESH Division at SEMATECH; co-wrote chapter for The Handbook of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Stanford University


Sean Garner
  • Global Director of Hardware Technologies
  • experience in optics, electronics, micromechanical systems, microfabrication, vacuum, cryogenics
  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University



Gabriel Iftime
Gabriel Iftime
Member of Research Staff

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  • functional materials synthesis and formulation for 3D printing and energy applications
  • advanced composite polymeric materials; colloidal particles synthesis
  • over 120 U.S. patents; 17 journal articles
  • Ph.D., Materials Chemistry, Université Paris XI, France


Cory Lancaster
  •  works in the clean water space within PARC's hardware systems laboratory
  • focus on HDS application and commercialization
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Rutgers University; M.S., Environmental Engineering, Washington State University


Rob McHenry
Rob McHenry
Vice President, Public Sector Operations

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  • leads the integrated operations of all government-related activities across PARC
  • formerly program manager at DARPA Tactical Technology Office
  • B.S., Marine Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, MIT




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
Clinton J. Smith
Member of Research Staff

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  • 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