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Dr. Michael Haney

ARPA-E Program Director Michael Haney

Dr. Michael Haney is a Special Government Employee and Program Director Emeritus at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he serves as a consultant on programs related to the application of integrated optics and photonics technologies for energy-efficient computing, switching, signal processing, and power conversion.


From 2014 to 2019, Haney served as Program Director (PD) at ARPA-E on assignment from the University of Delaware where he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  As PD, Haney led the development of programs in high-efficiency solar energy conversion and photonic networks for data centers and high-performance computing systems. 


Previously, Haney served as a Program Manager within the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he developed and managed a portfolio of R&D programs on the application of integrated photonics and micro-optics in computer interconnects and switching, bio-sensing, remote sensing, and solar cells. He has held a previous academic position at George Mason University, and research and development leadership positions at BDM Federal and General Dynamics Corp. In 1998, Haney co-founded Applied Photonics, Inc. to advance integrated optical interconnect technology for military and commercial applications.


Haney received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and B.S. in Physics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.