John M. Deutch is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Deutch has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1970, and has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science and Provost. Mr. Deutch has published over 140 technical publications in physical chemistry, as well as numerous publications on technology, energy, international security, and public policy issues.
Frances Beinecke is the president of NRDC. Under Ms. Beinecke's leadership, the organization has launched a new strategic campaign that sharply focuses NRDC's efforts on establishing a clean energy future that curbs climate change, reviving the world's oceans, defending endangered wildlife and wild places, protecting our health by preventing pollution, fostering sustainable communities, and ensuring safe and sufficient water. Ms. Beinecke has worked with NRDC for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming the president in 2006, Ms.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Rafael L. Bras is the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He holds the K. Harrison Brown Family Chair.
Chancellor Emeritus and Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Albert Carnesale is Chancellor Emeritus and Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was Chancellor of the University from July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2006, and now serves as Professor of Public Policy and of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research and teaching focus on public policy issues having substantial scientific and technological dimensions, and he is the author or co-author of six books and more than 100 articles on a wide range of subjects, including national security strategy, arms control, nuclear proliferation, the effec
President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Former Chairman, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The HonorableShirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., is the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest technological research university in the United States. She was elected to the Brookings Board of Trustees in 2000. Described by Time Magazine as “perhaps the ultimate role model for women in science,” Dr. Jackson, a theoretical physicist, has held senior leadership positions in government, industry, research, and academe.
Physicist, National Institute of Standards & Technology & Professor Adjoint for Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Deborah S. Jin is a fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and an adjoint professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Jin is also a fellow of JILA, a joint research institute of NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and MIT Professor of Economics, Emeritus
Dr. Paul L. Joskow is president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation he was the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics and Management at MIT (now Emeritus) and Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.
Director - NYU's Center for Urban Science & Progress and Former Under Secretary for Science
Steven E. Koonin was appointed as the founding Director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in April 2012. That consortium of academic, corporate, and government partners will pursue research and education activities to develop and demonstrate informatics technologies for urban problems in the “living laboratory” of New York City.
Former Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
Arun Majumdar is the Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor at Stanford University, where he serves on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy.
Prior to joining Stanford, he was the Vice President for Energy at Google, where he created several energy technology initiatives and advised the company on its broader energy strategy. He continues to be a consultant to Google on energy.
Senior Vice President, Science and Technology - United Technologies Corporation
J. Michael McQuade is Senior Vice President for Science & Technology at United Technologies Corporation. His responsibilities include providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities throughout the business units of the corporation and at the United Technologies Research Center.
President Emeritus, Carnegie Institution for Science and Former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Dr. Richard A. Meserve became the ninth president of the Carnegie Institution for Science in April 2003, after stepping down as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The Carnegie Institution conducts basic research in biology, astronomy and geophysics.
Dean, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Cherry A. Murray is Dean of Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and Professor of Physics. Previously, Murray served as principal associate director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2004-2009 and was president of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2009.
Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University
Dan Reicher is Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, a joint center of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School, where he also holds faculty positions. Reicher came to Stanford in 2011 from Google, where he served since 2007 as Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives.
Carmichael Roberts is a General Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners where he finances and builds companies that make new products using chemistry, materials science and/or materials engineering. He primarily focuses on early stage ventures, including helping founders launch companies from initial formation. Carmichael lead the North Bridge investment in 1366 technologies, a company in Bedford MA that makes high efficiency solar cells based on innovations in silicon engineering. He serves as the Chairman of 1366 technologies.
Renewables and Sustainability Technology Lead, Monsanto Company
Martha Schlicher leads Monsanto’s bioenergy and sustainability efforts in the technology organization focused on utilizing Monsanto’s scientific expertise and capabilities to support the existing renewables industry, to develop Monsanto’s sweet sorghum and sugarcane product pipeline in Brazil and to identify and act upon new opportunities to create value for growers in the field of renewables.
As President of The Scowcroft Group and one of the country's leading experts on international policy, Brent Scowcroft provides clients with unparalleled strategic advice and assistance in dealing in the international arena.
Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics and economics. Dr. Yergin is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding." He is both a world-recognized author and a business leader, as chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), one of the world's leading consulting and research firms in its field. He is also executive vice president of IHS, the parent company of CERA.