The ARPA-E Newsletter: May 18, 2016 
Seven Years of Changing
What’s Possible

Last month, ARPA-E celebrated its seventh anniversary! Back in 2009, ARPA-E was a handful of innovative technology leaders and staffers with ambitious ideas about creating an agile government agency that could transform the U.S. energy landscape.

Today, ARPA-E is changing the game in energy innovation with a diverse portfolio of more than 475 early-stage energy technology projects -- many of which are showing signs of technical and commercial success.

Read more on the ARPA-E blog

Additional information is available on ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.

ARPA-E Announces
14 New Projects for
Window Efficiency Technologies

ARPA-E today announced $31 million in funding for 14 projects as part of ARPA-E’s newest program: Single-Pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Design (SHIELD). SHIELD project teams are developing innovative window coatings and windowpanes that could significantly improve the energy efficiency of existing single-pane windows in commercial and residential buildings. 

“The SHIELD program illustrates ARPA-E’s commitment to supporting transformational technologies,” said ARPA-E Director Dr. Ellen D. Williams. “By creating novel materials to retrofit existing single-pane windows, SHIELD technologies can dramatically improve building efficiency and save energy costs for building owners and occupants.”

The 14 SHIELD project teams are developing applied products and manufactured windowpanes, which can be installed into the existing window sash that holds the windowpane in place. These window technologies will improve thermal insulation, reduce condensation and enhance occupant comfort. The materials could also produce corollary benefits, such as improved soundproofing, that will make retrofits more desirable. 

To view the complete list of selected SHIELD projects, click HERE. To view the full press release, click HERE.

  ARPA-E Welcomes New Staff 

Dr. Joseph King currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes oil and gas efficiencies, thermoelectric conversion, and next generation battery technology.

King has extensive experience in developing and leading high-performance teams as well as identifying promising new venture opportunities. Prior to joining ARPA-E, King served at DuPont for 13 years in various capacities. Prior to his work at DuPont, King worked for GE Financial Assurance, which was ultimately spun out of GE as Genworth Financial. King earned both his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry and his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his post-doctoral study at the Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung. 

ARPA-E is accepting applications for Program Directors and Technology-to-Market Advisors. View application requirements and instructions in the Job Opportunities section of the ARPA-E website.