The ARPA-E Newsletter: February 4, 2016 
ARPA-E Summit This Month:
Featuring America’s Cutting-Edge Technologies
and Top Energy Innovators



 
The premier energy innovation conference of the year is a few weeks away! The 2016 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit – occurring Feb. 29 – March 2 in Washington, D.C. – attracts 2,000+ leading energy entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, and policymakers to one venue to discuss and showcase the latest in advanced energy technologies. 

This year’s roster of keynote speakers features leading policy and business experts, including Former Vice President and Chairman for The Climate Reality Project Al Gore, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator Christopher Coons, U.S. Representative Bill Foster, World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. Chairman and CEO Mike Graff, Xerox Chief Technology Officer Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, and BASF Corp Chairman and CEO Wayne T. Smith.
 
The Technology Showcase – a key attraction at the Summit – provides a first-hand look at the latest energy innovations. The Technology Showcase includes displays from 270+ high-potential, high-impact energy technologies – many appearing in public for the first time – as well as a select number of vetted energy technologies from innovative organizations. 

Explore the Summit agenda to learn more about the 30+ breakout discussions and networking receptions open to attendees. Register NOW to learn about the latest in cutting-edge energy technology. 

How to Get the Most Out of the
2016 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit



With more than 2,000 attendees, 270+ cutting-edge technologies exhibiting, and a wide variety of educational sessions available, navigating a large conference can be difficult. Check out this blog on the ARPA-E website for helpful tips on how to maximize your time at the 2016 Innovation Summit and get the most out of this event based on your energy interests. 
 
Clean Energy Ministerial
Showcase Opportunity


 
Interested in being among the 100 companies and organizations leading global clean energy innovation that will be exhibited at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Startups & Solutions? 
 
The Showcase, held at Union Square, San Francisco, CA on June 1-2, 2016, will highlight innovations in the clean energy sector to government delegations from 23 countries, as well as potential customers, partners, and investors. The Showcase is being hosted by the Clean Energy Ministerial, a high-level global forum made up of 23 governments, including the United States.

For more information, please contact gabrielle.dreyfus@hq.doe.gov 


 ARPA-E Welcomes New Staff
 
Dr. Isik C. Kizilyalli currently serves as a Program Director at ARPA-E. Kizilyalli’s focus at ARPA-E includes high efficiency power conversion, reliable power electronics for extreme environments, solar PV, instrumentation for intrinsically safe nuclear energy, and enhanced geothermal systems. 

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Kizilyalli served as founder and Chief Technical Officer of Agovy Inc., a venture backed start-up focused on GaN power electronics, energy efficiency, and power systems. Kizilyalli holds his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Metallurgy, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 
Dr. Kristen Brown is a Fellow at ARPA-E, interested in innovation in grid infrastructure and controls, solar photovoltaics, and renewable fuels development. Brown received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University under the direction of Prof. Michael Wasielewski.

During her Ph.D., she studied the role of molecular vibrations in primary electron transport and energy transfer in organic materials relevant to solar electricity and fuels applications. At Northwestern, Brown also served as graduate co-director of the Northwestern Energy and Sustainability Consortium, co-founded The Association for Women in Chemistry, and designed a peer-mentorship program which paired incoming Chemistry Ph.D. students with senior graduate students to enhance student engagement, empowerment, and fulfillment.

 
Dr. Adrienne Little is currently serving as a Fellow at ARPA-E, and is interested in novel materials and manufacturing solutions to key problems in the areas of waste heat recovery, power generation, and water treatment.

Little earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she worked at the Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Srinivas Garimella. At Georgia Tech, Little developed passive, heat-activated pumps and compressors and high-performance heat exchangers for waste heat recovery systems. Applications included space conditioning, datacenter electronics cooling, and power plant efficiency enhancement.