Indian-American scientist Arun Majumdar was on 4 December 2014 appointed as the United States (US) Science Envoy with effect from 1 January 2015.
Arun Majumdar will join the office along with three other US Envoys Peter Hotez, Jane Lubchenco and Geri Richmond. These distinguished scientists will engage internationally at the citizen and government levels.
They will work to develop partnerships, improve collaboration and forge mutually beneficial relationships between other nations and the US. Their aim will be to encourage improved scientific cooperation and promote economic prosperity.
Presently, Arun Majumdar is the Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University where he serves on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
• An IIT-Bombay alumnus, Arun Majumdar is a material scientist, engineer.
• He formerly ran the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
• He was also the deputy director of LBNL as well as a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
• Majumdar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
When: 4 December 2014