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Episode 49: Dr. Jennifer Gerbi

This week, Jon Powers sits down with Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Associate Director for Technology and a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Dr. Gerbi discusses how the agency’s unique culture encourages innovation and current efforts to bring these exciting projects to market.

In addition to supporting program development, recruitment, and coordinating project management across the Agency, Dr. Gerbi’s programmatic focus at ARPA-E includes improving energy efficiency and management of buildings via advanced sensing systems and storage, novel insulating for windows, as well as renewable energy via photovoltaics. Dr. Gerbi holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.S. from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. from Bard College.

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