Using Alternative Energy to Tackle the World's Energy Problems - Event Registration Closed

Dinner and Lecture by Professor Dr. Ernest Moniz., MIT Energy Initiative Director


The MIT Club of Northeast Ohio is proud to announce a gala dinner and lecture by MIT Professor Ernest Moniz at the Great Lakes Science Center on Wednesday, December 16th. He will be speaking on how we can use alternative energy to tackle the world's energy problems.


Professor Moniz is the Director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment. He served as Under Secretary of the Department of Energy during the Clinton Administration and currently serves on President Obama's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST). To view President Obama's remarks regarding Professor Moniz and MIT's alternative energy research, click here .


Bio:


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. He served as Head of the Department of Physics and as Director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center. His research focus is energy technology and policy, including a leadership role in MIT interdisciplinary technology and policy studies on the future of nuclear power, coal, nuclear fuel cycles, natural gas, and solar energy in a low-carbon world.


Dr. Moniz served as Under Secretary of the Department of Energy from 1997 until January 2001 and, from 1995 to 1997, as Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. At DOE, he had oversight of the science and energy programs, led a comprehensive review of nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, and served as the Secretary┬┐s special negotiator for Russian nuclear materials disposition programs.


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-Nurenberg, and Michigan State University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and received the 1998 Seymour Cray HPCC Industry Recognition Award for vision and leadership in advancing scientific simulation.

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