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									Energy council membership
and MITEI administration

Prof. Ernest J. Moniz, director, MITEI




Ernest J. Moniz is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, Director of the
Energy Initiative, and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where he has served on the faculty since 1973. Dr. Moniz served as Under
Secretary of the Department of Energy from October 1997 until January 2001. In that role, he had
programmatic oversight responsibility for the offices of Science; Fossil Energy; Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy; Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology; Environmental Management; and Civilian
Radioactive Waste Management. He also led a comprehensive review of the nuclear weapons stockpile
stewardship program and served as the Secretary’s special negotiator for Russia initiatives, with a particular
focus on the disposition of Russian nuclear weapons materials. Dr. Moniz also served from 1995 to 1997 as
Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the
President, where his responsibilities spanned the physical, life, and social and behavioral sciences, science
education, and university-government partnerships. He is a member of President Obama’s Council of
Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and of the DOE Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear
Future.


At MIT, Dr. Moniz served as Head of the Department of Physics and as Director of the Bates Linear
Accelerator Center, a DOE user facility. His principal research contributions have been in theoretical nuclear
physics and in energy technology and policy studies, which is his current research focus.


Dr. Moniz received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in physics from Boston College, a
doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford University, and honorary doctorates from the University of
Athens, the University of Erlangen-Nurenburg, and Michigan State University. Dr. Moniz is a Fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Humboldt Foundation, and the American Physical
Society and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received the 1998 Seymour Cray HPCC
Industry Recognition Award for vision and leadership in advancing scientific simulation and, in 2008, the
Grand Cross of the Order of Makarios III for contributions to development of research and education in
Cyprus and the wider region. He serves on the Board of Directors of or as an advisor to several energy and
security companies.


Prof. Robert C. Armstrong, deputy director, MITEI
                  Robert C. Armstrong, Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been a member of
the MIT faculty since 1973 and served as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering from1996 to
2007. His research interests include polymer fluid mechanics, rheology of complex materials and energy.
Armstrong has received the Warren K. Lewis Award and the Professional Progress Award in 1992, both from
the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the 2006 Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology,
which is devoted to the study of the science of deformation and flow of matter.


Prof. Angela M. Belcher




                  Angela M. Belcher, the Germeshausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and
Biological Engineering and director of MIT's Biomolecular Materials Laboratory, has been on the MIT faculty
since 2002. She is a materials chemist with expertise in biomaterials, biomolecular materials, organic-
inorganic interfaces and solid state chemistry. Her research focuses on understanding and using the
processes by which nature makes materials to design novel hybrid organic-inorganic electronic and magnetic
materials on new length scales. Among her awards are the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and
Engineering (2000) and the Du Pont Young Investigators Award (1999). In 2004, she was awarded a
MacArthur Fellowship for her use of genetically engineered viruses to manufacture microelectronic devices.
Belcher is serving as the faculty co-chair of the Energy Initiative's Education Task Force.


Prof. Vladimir Bulovic




                  Vladimir Bulović is the Professor of Electrical Engineering, leading the Organic and
Nanostructured Electronics laboratory, co-directing the MIT-ENI Solar Frontiers Center and the MIT Solar
Revolutions Project, and co-heading the MIT Energy Studies program. In 2008 he was named the Class of
1960 Faculty Fellow in recognition of his contribution to Energy Education. In 2009 he was named the
Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MITs highest teaching honor. Bulović’s research interests include studies
of physical properties of organic and organic/inorganic nanocrystal composite thin films and structures, and
development of novel optoelectronic nano-scale devices. He is an inventor of 45 U.S. patents in areas of
organic and nanostructured light emitting diodes, lasers, photovoltaics, photodetectors, chemical sensors,
and programmable memories, founding two start-up companies in these fields. Prof. Bulović is a recipient of
the U.S. Presidential Early Carrier Award for Scientist and Engineers, the National Science Foundation Career
Award, and was named to Technology Review TR100 List.


Prof. John M. Deutch




                 John M. Deutch is an Institute Professor at MIT, where he has been a faculty member since
1970. At MIT, he has been chairman of the Department of Chemistry, dean of science and provost. He has
published widely in the area of physical chemistry as well as on technology, energy, international security
and public policy issues. Deutch served in a number of positions for the U.S. Department of Energy,
including director of energy research, acting assistant secretary for energy technology and undersecretary of
the department. He served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1995 to 1996 and deputy
secretary of defense from 1994 to 1995.


Prof. Leon R. Glicksman




                 Leon R. Glicksman, Professor of Building Technology and Mechanical Engineering, has been
on the MIT faculty since 1966 and has been the director of MIT's Building Technology Program for 19 years.
His research focuses on energy-efficient, sustainable building technologies and designs, including natural
ventilation, software design tools and the integration of energy-efficient measures with indoor air quality
considerations. He is an expert on energy-efficient urban housing for the developing world. Glicksman's
awards include the George Macomber Professorship of Construction Management, the Melville Medal and the
Robert T. Knapp Award, both from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Glicksman is serving as
the faculty co-chair of the Energy Initiative's Campus Energy Task Force.


Prof. Michael Greenstone
                 Michael Greenstone, the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of
Economics, has been a member of the MIT faculty since 2003. His energy related research is focused on
estimating the costs and benefits of environmental quality. This work includes examinations of the costs of
climate change, costs and benefits of the Clean Air Act, benefits of the clean-up of hazardous waste sites
under the Superfund program, value of a statistical life, and health and economic impacts of exposure to
indoor and outdoor air pollution in developing countries. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau
of Economic Research, a member of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of EPA's Science
Advisory Board and edits The Review of Economics and Statistics. His research has been funded by the NSF,
NIH, and EPA and he received the12th Annual Kenneth J. Arrow Award.


Prof. Richard Schmalensee




            Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management at
MIT and Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR). He served as the
John C Head III Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1998 through 2007. He was a Member
of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 through 1991, where he was involved in the
creation of the tradable allowance program to deal with acid rain, and served as CEEPR Director from 1991
through 1999. Professor Schmalensee's research centers on industrial organization economics and its
applications, with particular emphasis on antitrust, regulatory, and environmental policies. He is a Fellow of
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy.


Melanie A. Kenderdine, Executive Director, MIT Energy Initiative




                 joined the MIT Energy Initiative in March, 2007. She is a member of a three-person
management team of this large and growing program, designed to help meet the world's energy challenges
through research, education and outreach. In this capacity, she was a member of the research team for
MIT's Future of Natural Gas Study and is the rapporteur, report author and editor for the MITEI Symposium
Series reports which include Retrofitting Existing Coal Plants for Carbon Capture and Sequestration,
Electrification of the Transportation System and the Impacts of Intermittent Generation on Baseload Power
Plant Operations.


Before joining MITEI, she served as the Vice President of Washington Operations for the Gas Technology
Institute and from 1993 to 2001, Kenderdine served in several key posts at the U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE) as an appointee of President Bill Clinton. Her last position at DOE was Director of the Office of Policy.
Concurrently, Kenderdine served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of DOE for oil, gas, coal
and nuclear issues. She was the primary architect of the exchange of Strategic Petroleum Reserve oil in
2000, managed DOE's response to the Japan nuclear accident, helped manage the federal response to the
California electricity crisis, and oversaw the establishment of the Home Heating Oil Reserve in the
northeastern US. Prior to joining DOE, she worked as chief of staff and as legislative director for New Mexico
Congressman Bill Richardson, who was later named US Secretary of Energy.

								
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