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Investigator Title 
Organization Type 
Area of Expertise 
Background, Interest,
and Capabilities
Contact Information 
 Calor Technologies LLCStephen Welty  Small Business None of the above Calor Technologies LLC is a recently formed company in Florida which brings together over 15 years of experience designing, developing and commercializing Free Piston Stirling machines. The principal was involved for 8 years in the development of the 1kW Free Piston Stirling Engine currently on the market in Europe manufactured by companies like BDR Thermea and Viessmann.

Calor Technologies has spent the last three years developing next generation engines with higher efficiency and lower cost. As a small engineering R&D firm, we are seeking a collaboration with an established company to bring the next generation of microCHP units to US markets.


Phone: 9419626840

Address: 3656 Calliandra Dr
 North Carolina State UniversityDouglas C Hopkins  Academic Grid Dr. Hopkins' expertise is in high efficiency, high density power electronics circuits & systems design and packaging, particularly focused on wide bandgap power semiconductors. He is director of the Laboratory for Packaging Research in Electronic Energy Systems (PREES), part of the FREEDM Sys. Ctr. (Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management), which is the NSF Engineering Research Center for Smart Grid R,D&D. Dr. Hopkins has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience, was co-founder of DensePower, LLC, and presently co-founder of Quiltronix, LLC. He has published over 100 journal and conference articles.
Website: DCHopkins.Com

Email: DCHopkins@NCSU.Edu

Phone: 919-513-5929

Address: 1791 Varsity Dr., Suite 100
 University of MichiganChris Mi  Academic Transportation Chris Mi is a fellow of IEEE, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, and the Director of the US DOE funded GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, all in electrical engineering. Previously he was an Electrical Engineer with General Electric Canada Inc. He was the President and the Chief Technical Officer of 1Power Solutions, Inc. from 2008 to 2011. He is the Co-Founder of Gannon Motors and Controls LLC and Mia Motors, Inc. His research interests are in electric and hybrid vehicles, power electronics, electric machines, and renewable energy system. He is also the General Chair of IEEE Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer and the program chair for the 2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference. He is the area editor of IEEE Trans. Veh. Technology and Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Power Electronics.


Phone: (734)765-8321

Address: 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128
 Ridgetop Group, Inc.Douglas L. Goodman  Small Business Other Energy Technologies Supplier of advanced diagnostic and prognostic technologies that can be incorporated into GENSETS to reduce life-cycle costs, reduce Mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) and avoidance of catastrophic failures. Ridgetop has significant experience in the application of prognostics to critical power systems. With the geographically-distributed GENSETS, having the ability to remotely monitor performance data at a net-centric node, and having the ability to quickly respond to anomalies that are detected, is critical to overall system performance.


Phone: 520-742-3300

Address: 3580 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741
 CeramatecDolly Chitta  Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear My name is Dolly Chitta. I am the PI on ARPA-E funded program for “Natural gas to Chemicals”. I worked with several ARPA-E PD’s Dr. Boysen, Dr. Lemmon, Dr. Cheryl Martin (former) and Dr. Mumme (current) T2M advisor. I have successfully transitioned the program from TRL 1-5 to private funding (Multimillion in 2 years) wherein CoorsTek has taken over the technology scale up effort beyond ARPA_E funding. I have a PhD with background in Chemical engg. I was part of a team for spinning off new start-ups as well as license the technologies to other companies. I work closely with a number of Fortune 500, privately held large companies, universities and VC firms for T2M (ex. Air Products, Chevron, Hunt Oil, CoorsTek, SABIC, BP, Grace Davison, Albemarle, Western H2 and ExxonMobil, UC Berkeley and Harvard U, UNC, Northwestern, ANL). I understand the ecosystem of technology transition for energy projects from early stage to ultimate commercialization and believe I can add value to ARPA-E teams.  
 Denne Research LimitedDr Bill Denne  Small Business Other Energy Technologies We are developing a pulse jet engine that cycles at ultrasonic frequency. It offers high thermodynamic and aerodynamic efficiency. It is simple, a single zirconia ceramic component with no moving parts. On a rotor arm, it offers a very low cost and effective power source for electricity generation.

We have the engineering expertise to design and fabricate such engines using 3D printing. We would welcome teaming with organisations with expertise in simulation of initiation and propagation of high speed deflagrations. Also with organisations with expertise in simulating aerodynamic flow.
Website: Not yet available


Phone: +44 1223 846191

Address: 10B Church St., Gt. Shelford, CAMBRIDGE, UK CB22 5EL
 Sail D. White Enterprises, Inc.Don White  Small Business Other Energy Technologies 40 years experience including Commercial Nuclear Power Generation/electrical maintenance; Electrical Distribution and relay calibration. R&D small veteran owned business and doing consulting in areas of power integration and applications and other innovations related to transportation, mobility, materials handling and Safety.
Website: None


Phone: 479-970-4451

Address: 1212 S. Muskogee Ave. Russellville, AR 72801
 Superconductor Technologies Inc.Jason Wells - Marketing/Prod. Mgmt.  Small Business Other Energy Technologies We manufacture 2G High-Temperature Superconducting wire [(RE)BCO - type] for a variety of electrical applications including; motors/generators, fault current limiters, and transmission cabling.


Phone: (512) 334-8853

Address: 9101 Wall Street, Suite 1300, Austin, TX 78754
 infiniRel CorporationBert Wank  Small Business Power Generation: Renewable GyroVerter is an adaptive energy conversion and storage system that integrates three technologies:
a) a software-defined machine (SDM), simultaneously able to operate as motor and generator
b) adaptive power electronics,
c) a micro flywheel.

When configured as a generator, we directly convert high speed shaft rotation to AC or DC power, eliminating external rectifiers and inverters. By shifting “virtual electronic gears”, the SDM adapts seamlessly to changing power input and output conditions, eliminates most magnetic losses, vibration, and speed restrictions of conventional electrical machines. Unlike single-purpose built premium efficiency motors or generators, SDM technology improves partial load efficiency with multiple efficiency peaks, also eliminating the need for multiple voltage options. Turbo machinery would benefit from small size, fault resilience, and broad operating range afforded by its modular configuration.


Phone: 512-299-6674

Address: 2300 W. McDermott Rd., Ste 200-254, Plano, TX 75025
 SRI InternationalBarbara Heydorn  Non-Profit Other Energy Technologies SRI International scientists and engineers work with clients that require novel, efficient processes to produce power in areas with limited resources. Expertise relevant to GENSETS include natural gas combustion kinetics and work with novel engines (e.g. Stirling engines, polymer engines, electrochemical devices including direct hydrocarbon fuel cells, and various energy harvesting devices). SRI’s staff of 2,300 work in partnership with clients to invent, scale-up and commercialize promising technologies developed by SRI, brought to us by clients, or developed in partnership with clients.


Phone: 650 859 5717

Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025
 Alphabet Energy, Inc.Tapan Patel  Small Business None of the above Alphabet Energy ( is the world’s premier thermoelectrics company and the creators of the E1, the first turn-key, low-cost waste-heat recovery thermoelectric generator designed specifically for the challenging operating requirements of the oil & gas and mining industries.

Thermoelectric power generation requires three major pieces of technology: thermoelectric materials, thermoelectric modules, and systems that interface with heat sources. Alphabet Energy has made major advancements in all three of these areas, and has more than 50 patents registered or pending.

Based on groundbreaking nanotechnology research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Alphabet Energy’s breakthrough materials technology combine silicon with tetrahedrite to compose our PowerBlocks, an entirely new class of low-cost thermoelectric materials. These patented PowerBlocks serve as the platform for a range of innovative products for engines, vehicles, furnaces, and beyond.


Phone: (949)636-9200

Address: 26225 Eden Landing Road, Suite D, Hayward, CA 94545
 New Frontier Technology GroupMilan Krupa  Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Rotary Dual Cycle ICE

Two rotary engines are proposed offering benefit of Otto cycle heat addition with over expanded Brayton cycle heat rejection. The separate process rotary engines can be configured in a split cycle, operating like a positive displacement multi-fuel turbine. Perfect balance w/o radial or axial loading. The topologies can be adopted (i.e. configurable)to address the strengths and mitigate the weakness of the well known thermodynamic cycles. As few as 2 rotary elements sweep the volume in a purely rotary movement with reduced wear, noise and friction, enabling significantly higher speed and torque, with longer product life and less maintenance. 100:1 compression ratios are capable of achieving >70% thermal efficiency. The lower compression Humphrey detonation cycle can be employed for unprecedented power output for speeds >15,000 rpm. Power to weight ratios >5:1 are easily attainable. The simplicity of the design lends itself to use of high temperature ceramics.
Website: for one engine


Phone: private

Address: Temecula, California
 E2SOL LLCAnthony Baro  Small Business Power Generation: Renewable E2SOL LLC (Efficient Energy Solutions), a Rhode Island based Limited Liability Company, innovates renewable energy technologies, develops sustainable project solutions and offer products designed to maximize Customer’s energy efficiency needs.
E2SOL offers Sustainable Design and Engineering Services designed to deliver Energy Efficient Developments to achieve Low Energy, Net-Zero Power, and/or Plus Energy Generation. Our project teams comprised of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited, Professional Registered Architects and Engineers, integrate sustainable design practices to optimize the use of a project site’s available natural assets to maximize energy efficiency, reduce cost of operation and environmental impact of new developments.
- United States Government Small Business Contractor – DUNS # 032587890


Phone: 401-489-2273

Address: 5600 Post Road #262 East Greenwich R.I. 02818
 University of Nevada RenoHanif Livani  Academic Grid Dr. Hanif Livani is Assistant Professor at University of Nevada Reno (UNR) and serves at Director of Director of Electrical Power and Renewable Energy Systems Lab (EPRESL).
Research in the EPRESL is focused on power grid modernization and renewable energy integration. We are currently developing new automation approaches for smart distribution networks. We are also focused on designing new algorithms for assessing renewable energy effects on power grid.
In collaboration with University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), we are developing a micro grid which can be remotely monitored and optimally controlled. We are also developing in-conduit hydropower generators for energy recovery to enhance energy recovery from the energy loss in water delivery systems.


Phone: 775-784-6103

Address: 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557-0260
 Oregon State UniversityChris Hagen  Academic None of the above We are currently conducting a small genset benchmarking program. Our learnings and facilities could be useful for testing the proof of concept for a GENSET program.


Phone: 5413222061

Address: 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR
 Tour Engine, Inc.Oded Tour  Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear The needed substantial improvement in IC engine efficiency needed to comply with this ARPA-E program is out of reach for conventional engine architectures. Split-cycle engines provide an alternative that leverages current engine technology through maintaining compatibility with standard tooling and manufacturing techniques, while offering the potential for a dramatic increase in efficiency (based on computer models). The Tour split-cycle engine implements a superior thermal management strategy that reduces the magnitude of the two major thermal losses in conventional 4-stroke engines - heat loss to coolant/oil and exhaust energy loss. This is done by having Intake and Compression occur in a Cold-Cylinder and Combustion and Exhaust occur in a separate Hot-Cylinder.

Three operational Tour engine prototypes have demonstrated the mechanical feasibility of the design and an innovative crossover mechanism design is used to transfer efficiently the working fluid between the two cylinders.


Phone: 619 920 1623

Address: 6340 Raydel Ct. San Diego, California 92120
 Argonne National LaboratoryRaj Sekar  Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Argonne had been engaged in new technology research in improving the thermal efficiency and emissions characteristics of stationary natural gas engines for 15 years. We have excellent experimental and analytical tools, facilities and staff to conduct CHP, direct generation and prime mover research. In addition, we have vast industrial contacts with major manufacturers who could commercialize the technologies developed in our research programs. We are open to participate in this GENset FOA, when it is announced either as prime contractor or a sub-contractor. To all participants: Feel free to contect us.


Phone: 630-252-5101

Address: 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439
 LiquidPiston, Inc.Alexander Shkolnik  Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear LiquidPiston is developing a novel rotary engine architecture to implement an optimized thermodynamic cycle. The cycle is based on high compression ratio, constant-volume combustion, and over-expansion, and has a thermodynamic efficiency of 75% at a compression ratio of 18:1. The new rotary engine architecture is simple, with 2 moving parts, and solves many of the problems with poor combustion, poor emissions, and poor lubrication experienced by the older "Wankel" type rotary engines. The new engine architecture is small, efficient, low-vibration, low noise, and inexpensive.

The company seeks partners with experience in efficient electronics for power generation, and experience in small natural gas fuel systems, especially for compression ignition engines.


Phone: 8608382677

Address: 1292a Blue Hills Ave