Video: Arun Majumdar, 2013 Honorary Membership

Feb 7, 2014

by ASME.org

Arun Majumdar, vice president for energy at Google, is widely recognized as a leader in energy innovation. He has distinguished himself in research, teaching and national service.

At Google, Dr. Majumdar is driving the company’s energy initiatives. In 2009, he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to become the founding director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA–E). ARPA–E invests in innovative projects to rapidly create new technologies. In 2011 and 2012, Dr. Majumdar also served as acting under secretary of energy.

Previously, Dr. Majumdar was a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as an associate laboratory director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Before joining UC Berkeley, Dr. Majumdar taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Dr. Majumdar’s research includes the science and engineering of nanoscale materials and as well as large engineered systems.

To read more about other ASME honorees, click here.

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