Arun Majumdar, a top Energy Department official, will leave the agency next month, Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced.

ARPA-EArun Majumdar will step down as head of the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) on June 9. He will leave his position as acting under secretary of Energy effective immediately.

“Arun has been an invaluable resource to me, to the Department, and to the Administration, and we will miss his leadership,” Chu said in an email to staff.

Majumdar said in a memo announcing the move that ARPA-E is on a good path and that its establishment could not have happened without support from President Obama and Chu.

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Source: Andrew Restuccia | The Hill
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