SEATTLE: U.S. Green Event with Dr. Arjun Majumdar

SEATTLE: U.S. Green Event with Dr. Arjun Majumdar

U.S. ‘Green Czar’ in Seattle

Dr. Arun Majumdar is known as the country’s “Green Czar,” but in many ways that nickname understates his position.

The engineer from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory last year was named the first director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, or ARPA-E, created to address the major challenges facing the country in energy, climate change and related technologies.

Majumdar will be giving a free talk in Seattle next week at the University of Washington, which is encouraging the public to attend. It will take place Thursday Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Microsoft Atrium of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.

Among other subjects, he’ll talk about how the agency is being put together, and where it’s headed from here. Should be a very interesting event. More details available on this UW events page.

source: Techflash/Todd Bishop