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Staff Directory

John G. Vonglis serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Energy. As CFO, he is responsible for all matters financial of the department.  As CRO, he is responsible for risk management across the enterprise.  Additionally, John serves as acting Director of the department’s transformative Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

Chanette Armstrong currently serves as the Principal Deputy Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). In this role, she is responsible for oversight of the agency and all technology issues relating to ARPA-E programs.

ARPA-E Deputy Director for Operations Shane Kosinski

Shane Kosinski is the Deputy Director for Operations for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), responsible for oversight and operations of the mission of ARPA-E as well as all ARPA-E programs.

Dr. Patrick McGrath

Dr. Patrick McGrath currently serves as the Deputy Director for Technology and a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

ARPA-E Associate Director for Technology Jennifer Gerbi

Dr. Jennifer Gerbi currently serves as the Associate Director for Technology and a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), responsible for supporting the Deputy Director for Technology in oversight of all technology issues relating to ARPA-E’s programs as well as assisting with program development, Program Director and Fellow recruitment, and coordinating project management across the Agency. 

ARPA-E Associate Director for Technology-to-Market James Zahler

Dr. James Zahler currently serves as the Associate Director for Technology-to-Market at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he is responsible for oversight of all Technology-to-Market activities. 

Dr. Madhav Acharya

Dr. Madhav Acharya currently serves as a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). Acharya’s focus at ARPA-E includes conversion of renewable energy into carbon neutral liquid fuels through catalytic and electrochemical pathways.

ARPA-E Program Director Paul Albertus

Dr. Paul Albertus currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes energy storage for transportation and stationary applications, energy conversion, and energy materials.

ARPA-E Program Director Chris Atkinson

Dr. Chris Atkinson currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes improving the energy efficiency of advanced combustion devices, and energy conversion and storage systems.

ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Advisor Susan Babinec

Sue Babinec is a Senior Commercialization Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). She helps lead ARPA-E's Technology-to-Market effort, which focuses on preparing breakthrough energy technologies for the transition from lab to market. 

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