Penn Engineering to Host Energy Research Lecture by Arun Majumdar, Director of ARPA-E

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604April 21, 2011

WHO:            Arun Majumdar, director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

                      U. S. Rep. Chakka Fattah of Philadelphia 


WHAT:           Technology, Business and Government Lecture on “Catalyzing Energy Breakthroughs for a Secure American Future”

WHEN:          April 27, 2011

                        4 p.m.

WHERE:        Levine Hall

                       Wu and Chen Auditorium

                       3330 Walnut St.


Arun Majumdar is director of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, the country’s only agency devoted to transformational energy research and development.   Majumdar has researched the science and engineering of energy conversion and has testified before Congress on ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

A new round of funding for ARPA-E is providing $130 million to research biofuels, thermal storage, solar power and more.

Fattah will make opening remarks. He is the sponsor of the Clean Energy Act of 2010.