2018 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

ARPA-E held its ninth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit March 13-15, 2018 at the Gaylord Convention Center, right outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit the Summit website

Attendees heard from top leaders in energy innovation, industry, research and policy. Each year at the Summit, ARPA-E Program Directors and Fellows give a "Fast Pitch" - a rapid-paced succession of exciting current program concepts as well as some completely new, “out-of-the-box” ideas. The Fast Pitches are available below:

ARPA-E Program Director/Fellow 2018 Fast Pitch Presentations

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - First Session
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Dr. Sonja Glavaski - "Plug and Fly: Getting Electric Aviation Up In The Sky"
Dr. Grigorii Soloveichik - "Electrified Future of Aviation: Batteries or Fuel Cells?"
Dr. Michael Ohadi - "Integrally-Cooled Electric Motors (ICE-Motors)"
Dr. David Tew - "Will This be my Last (Manual) Fast Pitch? ML/AI Enhanced Energy Product/Service Development"
Dr. Chris Atkinson - "No Brakes or Steering Wheel? Avoiding a Future Automotive Energy Dystopia"                               

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Second Session
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Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz - "Getting Back Under Control: Concurrent Control Engineering for Optimal System Design"
Dr. Victoria Chernow - "Started From the Bottom now We're Here: From Synthetic Biology to Energy-relevant Materials"
Dr. Marc von Keitz - "Leveling up Bioprocessing to Match SynBio’s Potential"
Dr. Joe Cornelius -"Bioenergy Moneyball"
Dr. Joseph King - "Cementing our Future" 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Dr. Kory Hedman - "Asking More From Wind and Solar Power"
Dr. Paul Albertus - "Beyond the Hour and the Day: Cost-effective Long Duration Energy Storage"
Dr. Joseph Manser - "Technologies to Enable Cost-Effective long Duration Energy Storage"
Dr. Michael Campos - "Teaching Old Wells New Tricks: Reserves for the Modern Grid"
Dr. Jennifer Gerbi - "Blockchain – Energy Hero or Villain?" 

Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Dr. Addison Killean Stark - "Manufactured Chemistry: Rethinking Reactor Design in the age of Advanced Manufacturing"
Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh - "Nuclear Technology: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
Dr. Fadl Saadi - "Taking a Leaf out of Nature’s Book: Applying Insights from Biology to Industrial Catalysts"
Dr. Isik Kizilyalli - "SWITCHES on Steroids: Making Gains in Grid Hardware"

Additional Fast Pitch Recorded after the ARPA-E Summit:
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Dr. Lakshana Huddar - "All’s Well that Ends Well: Repurposing Depleted Oilfields for Enhanced Geothermal"