Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics; director, MIT Energy Initiative
areas of expertise: mit energy initiative, coal policy studies, nuclear energy, carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, climate change, energy economics, markets, policy, energy security, natural gas, nuclear power
Ernest J. Moniz is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, director of the MIT Energy Initiative, and director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment at MIT, where he has served on the faculty since 1973.
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 MIT, Dr. Moniz served as head of the Department of Physics and as director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center.
His principal research contributions have been in theoretical nuclear physics and in energy technology and policy studies. He serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) and is a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.
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