Episode 17: Arum Majumdar
This week on Experts Only, Jon talks with Dr. Arun Majumdar, former Director of the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E and now at Stanford University. This conversation discusses the transformations that are happening in the energy space. They talk about how we are in a “tipping period” where we are seeing a fundamental change in the energy markets, technology, and the future of the space.
At Stanford, Dr. Majumdar is a Jay Precourt Professor, a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy. His current research focuses on using electrochemical reactions for thermal energy conversion, thermochemical water splitting reactions to produce carbon-free hydrogen, and a new effort to re-engineer the electricity grid. Dr. Majumdar earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.