Washington,Sep 19: US President Barack Obama appointed Indian American Arun Majumdar as the as Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (Energy) in the US Department of Energy.
Majumdar graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Currently, Majumdar is the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Environment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
Obama also announced that he would soon nominate Daniel W Yohannes as Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation and Gustavo Aranavat as US Executive Director to the Inter-American Development Bank.
"These individuals have proven that they will bring skill, dedication and expertise in these important areas to my administration, and I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years," said Obama.