Majumdar Confirmed as First Head of DOE's ARPA-E

Portrait of Arun Majumdar
October 2009

The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Arun Majumdar, director of the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division and a professor at UC Berkeley, as the first director of the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E's goals are to create technologies that have the potential to reduce the nation's reliance on foreign energy supplies, reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and improve energy efficiency. The nomination was approved by unanimous consent in the Senate last night.