Arun Majumdar, Indian-American materials scientist, engineer and professor, has been named the inaugural dean of Stanford University’s new faculty that focuses on local weather change and sustainability.
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, the college’s first new faculty in 70 years, which goals to speed up options to the worldwide local weather disaster, will probably be launched on September 1, in keeping with Stanford information.
Arun Majumdar, presently the Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, a college member of the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, and Senior Fellow and former director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, will assume his new place on June 15.
Originally from Kolkata, Mr Majumdar obtained his bachelor’s diploma in Mechanical Engineering on the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. He was nominated for the place of Under Secretary of Energy within the United States between November 30, 2011 and May 15, 2012 however then the nomination was retracted.
After leaving Washington DC, Mr Majumdar was the vice chairman for vitality at Google, the place he assembled a group to create applied sciences and companies on the intersection of knowledge, computing, and electrical energy grid.
Mr Majumdar joined Stanford in 2014. He was the founding director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), and presently serves because the chair of the advisory board to the US Secretary of Energy.
“I am deeply honoured and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the inaugural dean,” Mr Majumdar mentioned within the launch.
“Building on the extraordinary leadership of transitions deans, Kam Moler and Steve Graham, we will not only harness the intellectual horsepower of our students, faculty, and staff across our campus, but we will also partner with external organisations around the world to co-develop innovative solutions and identify new insights through research and education,” he mentioned.
“As is often said, we do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. We must collectively figure out how to create a future where humans and nature thrive together,” Mr Majumdar mentioned.
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