Cheryl Martin

Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy ARPA-E - Acting Dir

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Dr. Cheryl Martin is the Acting Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) at

the United States Department of Energy and is responsible for oversight of the Agency. Additionally, Dr.

Martin leads ARPA-E’s Technology-to-Market program, which helps breakthrough energy technologies

succeed in the marketplace. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Martin was an Executive in Residence with the

venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins.

Dr. Martin also spent 20 years with Rohm and Haas Company, starting her career as a Senior Scientist

for the company’s Plastics Additives business. In 2000, Dr. Martin was named Director of Investor

Relations and later became Director of Financial Planning. Dr. Martin was named General Manager of

the company’s Adhesives and Sealants business in North America in 2007 and elected a Corporate Vice

President. Most recently, she was the General Manager for the Paint and Coatings Materials business in

Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Dr. Martin earned a B.A. in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry

from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


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