The director of the nation’s only federal agency devoted to transformational energy research and development toured UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering at the Mansfield Depot Campus in early May during a visit to the University.
Arun Majumdar currently serves as acting under secretary of energy for the U.S. Department of Energy, in addition to overseeing the Advance Research Projects Agency – Energy or ARPA-E. Created by Congress in 2007, ARPA-E’s statutory goal is to invest in high-risk, potentially high-reward research to rapidly translate science into breakthrough energy technologies that enhance the United States’ global competitiveness as well as its national, economic, and environmental security.
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Dr. Majumdar (gesturing) toured UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering on May 4. He was accompanied by Daniel Esty (far left), commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. (Orlando Echevarria/UConn Photo)