Congratulations to Dr. Pramod Khargonekar who has been appointed as the Deputy Director for Technology at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The Department of Energy created ARPA-E in 2007 to research and develop transformational technologies to reduce foreign energy imports, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency while ensuring that the U.S. retains technological and economic leadership in these fields. At ARPA-E, Dr. Khargonekar will be responsible for the oversight of all technology program areas and active program management for award recipients. In this top leadership position, Dr. Khargonekar will provide ARPA-E with crucial guidance in transformational energy research and will be an excellent representative for the college and the university.