Dr. Arun Majumdar became the first Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), the country’s only agency devoted to transformational energy research and development, in October 2009.
His visit to UW CSE includes one-on-one meetings and a roundtable with scientists and engineers, a roundtable with entrepreneurs and investors, a public lecture “ARPA-E: Addressing the Sputniks of our Generation,” a meeting with United States Senator Maria Cantwell, and a meeting with the Washington Clean Energy Leadership Council.
Majumdar’s visit to UW CSE closely follows visits by Peter Lee, Director of the DARPA Transformational Convergence Technology Office, and Dan Kaufman, Director of the DARPA Information Processing Techniques Office.
Further information here. UW energy-related research here. TechFlash post reporting on the event here. Xconomy post here.
Web archive of talk here.