The ARPA-E Newsletter: May 22, 2013
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ARPA-E PI Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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ARPA-E principal investigator (PI) and University of Washington Seattle professor Mary Lidstrom was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

The Jungers Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Microbiology at the University of Washington Seattle, was elected to the National Academy for her work on bacteria that grow on one-carbon compounds. Dr. Lidstrom is the principal investigator on an ARPA-E funded project working with biocatalysts to convert natural gas to liquid fuel.

ARPA-E Turns Four!

ARPA-E celebrated its fourth birthday on April 27. During its first four years, ARPA-E has funded over 275 potentially transformational energy technology projects—many of which are already demonstrating early indicators of technical success. Learn more about the innovative projects ARPA-E has funded over its first four years. 

Energy Partnerships with DOD

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Many energy technology start-ups and small businesses have found it challenging to contract with the Department of Defense (DOD) due to its exacting requirements and procurement processes.
Join us for the next edition of ARPA-E University on June 19th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET where Electricore Executive Director Deborah Jelen will discuss Electricore's experience creating successful teams—consisting of private and public sector organizations of all sizes—that have successfully partnered with DOD. Registration is free, but required.


ARPA-E Awardee Revolutionizing Battery Manufacturing

ARPA-E recently sat down with Dr. Eric Shrader, the principal investigator of PARC’s battery co-extrusion project, to talk innovation, reforming the electric vehicle industry, and changing the way we think about batteries. You can read the full interview here.

Upcoming Technical Workshop on Modular Power Generation

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ARPA-E will host a workshop entitled “Electrochemical Approaches to Modular Power Generation” on Thursday, June 6, 2013 and Friday, June 7, 2013 in Chicago, IL. Visit ARPA-E's website to learn more. 

ARPA-E University Archive

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Miss the April ARPA-E University events? You can catch videos of both presentations and access additional resources on ARPA-E's website.