Dr. Campos is an energy technology expert with 9 years of experience in R&D and funding. He has been a Fellow at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) since 2017. In this capacity, he is responsible for identifying high-risk, high-reward technical challenges that are too early-stage for traditional sources of capital, developing funding programs to advance promising ideas toward commercial readiness, and evaluating the technical and commercial potential of proposals received. In this capacity, he has reviewed approximately $300M in funding proposals across geothermal energy, energy storage, extreme environment communications technologies, buildings, PV, and manufacturing. He holds a Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in Chemistry from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Chemistry from Northwestern University. While at Columbia, some of his research was published in Science, leading to a collaboration with LED startup Pacific Light Technologies (now OSRAM Opto Semiconductors) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to integrate fluorescent quantum dots into commercial LED lighting.