Former U.S. Secretary of Energy; Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems Emeritus and Special Advisor to the President, MIT
Ernest J. Moniz, a Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, is the MIT Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems Emeritus and Special Advisor to the MIT President, as well as co-chairman and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. In his recent government role, Dr. Moniz advanced energy technology innovation, nuclear security and strategic stability, scientific research, and environmental stewardship. He placed science and innovation at the center of the global response to climate change and negotiated the Iran nuclear agreement alongside the Secretary of State. He has served on the Boards of numerous companies, nonprofits and government agencies in the energy and security arenas. Dr. Moniz received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Boston College, a doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford University, and eight honorary doctorates. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Medal of the Department of Defense.