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Arun Majumdar- materials , energy, climate change Engineer/Scientist

 

President Obama nominate Arun Majumdar as US Science Envoys from Jan. 2015

Washington, Dec. 05, 2014

  • Arun Majumdar, materials , energy, climate change Engineer and Scientist was appointed Science Envoys of the US on December 05, 2014
  • President Barack Obama's nominee for the Under Secretary of Energy between November 30, 2011 and May 15, 2012
  • Dec 17, 2012, Google announced that Arun joined Google to drive Google.org’s energy initiatives and advise the company on their broader energy strategy
  • May 15, 2012, the White House withdrew Majumdar's nomination..
  • March 2011 and June 2012: In October 2009, Dr. Arun Majumdar was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to become the Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), where he served till June 2012. Between March 2011 and June 2012

 

Arun Majumdar is the Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University, where he serves on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

Dr. Majumdar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989.

Awards:

  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013)
  • Aurel Stodola Medal and Lecture, ETH Zurich (2010)
  • Heat Transfer Memorial Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2006)
  • Member, United States National Academy of Engineering (2005)
  • Miller Professorship, University of California, Berkeley (2003-2004)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2003)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2002)
  • Fellow, American American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2002)
  • Gustus Larson Memorial Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2001)

Professional Organizations

  • Member, Advisory Council, Electric Power Research Institute (2014 - Present)
  • Council Member, United States National Academy of Engineering (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board, Department of Energy (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Science Policy Board, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Science Advisory Board, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2014 - Present)
  • Member, International Advisory Panel- Energy, Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industries (2014 - Present)
  • Member, United States Delegation, US-India Track II Dialogue on Climate Change and Energy (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Selection Committee, Infosys Science Foundation (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Section 10 Peer Committee, United States National Academy of Engineering (2011 - 2014)
  • Member, United States National Academy of Engineering Awards Committee (2009 - 2012)
  • Chair and Member, Advisory Committee, NSF Engineering Directorate (2006 - 2009)
  • Member, Council on Materials Science and Engineering, Basic Energy Science, Office of Science, Department of Energy (2002 - 2007)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Engineering Science, Sandia National Laboratories (2006 - 2008)
  • Member, Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group, President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) (2003 - 2007)
  • Member, External Advisory Board, NSF Center for Nanoscale Computing Network, Purdue University (2003 - 2006)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Nanoscience and Technology Institute, University of Central Florida (2008 - 2009)
  • Founding Chair, Advisory Board, ASME Nanotechnology Institute (2001 - 2006)
  • Member, Council on Energy and Engineering Research (CEER), Basic Energy Sciences, US Department of Energy (1998 - 2002)

Arun Majumdar's was a telecommunications specialist, serviced radio equipment at various airports. He watched aircraft he watched landing and taking off all the time and he made wooden gliders and experiment with his own model airplane designs. After secondary school, he took the entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology and selected one of the 1500 students  slot out of 150,000 applicants. He was offered a Regents fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied the science of heat and radiation

 

 

Arun Majumdar


Arun Majumdar was appointed Science Envoys of the US on December 05, 2014

  • 1989: PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1987: MS, University of California, Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1985: BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering