ARPA-E's Patrick McGrath Named Associate Director of Technology
ARPA-E recently named Dr. Patrick McGrath
as the new Associate Director of Technology. McGrath is also a Program Director at ARPA-E. In this new role, McGrath will assist ARPA-E with program development, Program Director and Fellow recruitment, and coordinating project management across the Agency.
In his programmatic duties at ARPA-E, McGrath oversees the Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) program, which is developing novel sensors & diagnostics, advanced physics-based models & controls, and flexible power architectures to unlock greater performance, reliability, and safety from Lithium-ion batteries. McGrath also launched and continues to oversee the Accelerating Low-cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA) program to demonstrate new approaches and technologies for low-cost development of fusion power.
McGrath received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
ARPA-E Seeks Fellows!
ARPA-E is looking for the next generation of scientific leaders to help solve the most pressing and exciting challenges in energy. ARPA-E Fellows assist the agency in identifying possible breakthrough energy technologies through technical and economic analyses.
During their two-year tenure, Fellows undergo a full-immersion experience in energy technology development, engaging with world-class researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials.
Interested applicants can view the requirements and instructions for the position in the Job Opportunities tab
of the ARPA-E website.
The deadline to apply for a Fellows position is Monday, August 15, 2016
Want to know more? Read this ARPA-E blog on "A Day in the Life of an ARPA-E Fellow
" and get the inside scoop.
Upcoming ARPA-E Workshops
Advanced Circuit Topologies for Power Systems
September 13, 2016
This workshop will convene leading experts in power electronics, power systems, circuit design, wide bandgap materials, semiconductor devices, packaging and module design, and end use applications to identify innovative research paths forward for the development of disruptive advanced circuit topologies that lead to higher efficiency, more reliable, reduced size and weight, and lower cost devices and/or system architectures. For more information, please visit the workshop page
on the ARPA-E website.
Workshop: Unified - Highly Utilized Grid
Date: September 29-30, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C.
This workshop will convene leading experts in power systems, data analytics, and control systems to identify paths forward for the development of disruptive technologies for real time adaptation to power events enabling increased integration of distributed generation and storage into a Unified Power Grid. For more information, please visit the workshop page
on the ARPA-E website.