Dr. Ellen Williams

Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Energy

Currently the director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), Dr. Williams previously served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy. Currently on a leave of absence from the University of Maryland, where she has served as a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology since 2000, Dr. Williams founded the University of Maryland Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and served as its Director from 1996 through 2009.