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Craig Barrett, Co-Chair

Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Intel Corporation

Dr. Craig R. Barrett was born in San Francisco, California and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Stanford University, serving on the faculty of Stanford after graduation. Dr. Barrett was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University in Denmark and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England. In 1974 Dr. Barrett joined Intel Corporation. He was elected to Intel Corporation's Board of Directors in 1992, became Intel's fourth president in 1997, chief executive officer in 1998, and chairman of the board in 2005, a post held until he retired in May 2009. 

Dr. Barrett is a leading advocate for improving education in the U.S. and the world, and is a vocal spokesman for the value technology can provide in raising social and economic standards globally. He chairs Achieve, Inc., Change The Equation, a national education science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative, and he serves as international co-chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation Council, a Russian Federation Silicon Valley-type development project. Dr. Barrett is chair of Dossia, vice chair of Science Foundation Arizona and the National Forest Foundation, and is a Board member of Society for Science and the Public, K12 Inc., and the Arizona Commerce Authority Board. He is president and chairman of BASIS School, Inc., on the faculty of Thunderbird School of Global Management, and serves on the Council for Foreign Relations’ U.S. Task Force on Education Reform and National Security. Dr. Barrett served as Chairman of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, and the National Academy of Engineering. He co-chaired the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and the National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Council for International Business and the Clinton Global Initiative Education Advisory Board. Dr. Barrett serves on numerous other boards, policy and government panels.



Aimée Dorr, Co-Chair

Provost and Executive Vice President - Academic Affairs,
UC Office of the President

As UC provost, Aimée Dorr serves as the system's chief academic officer and leads efforts to ensure the academic excellence of UC's 10 campuses. Dorr, a professor of education at UCLA since 1981, became dean of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) in 1999. Among the leadership positions she has held within the UC system are chair and vice chair of the UC Academic Senate and faculty representative to the UC Board of Regents.
Before joining the faculty at UCLA, Dorr was a faculty member at Stanford University, Harvard University and the University of Southern California, where she served as associate dean of the Annenberg School of Communications. At Stanford, she also served one year as special adviser to the president for childcare policy. At the same time that she became the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies dean, she became co-chair of UCLA's Academic Preparation and Educational Partnership Programs, formerly known as Outreach Programs.

Dorr is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Her research has focused on electronic media and the processes by which young people make sense of, utilize and are affected by electronic media. Her expertise also includes policy analysis and the role of research in policy decision making. She has advised on national policy for children's television for the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission and on food marketing to children and youth for the Institute of Medicine.

Dorr received her B.S. in mathematics from Stanford University, where she also earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology.



Mary Gilly

Senate Representative, University of California

Mary C. Gilly is Professor of Management in the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, where she has been on the faculty since 1982. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Houston, her MBA from Southern Methodist University, and her B.A. from Trinity University.

Her research currently focuses on how consumers interact with and use technology, unintended effects of advertising portrayals, and cross-cultural issues in consumer behavior. Her scholarly work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing, and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. She has also served as director of the Ph.D. Program at Merage, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at the UCI Graduate School of Management, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at UCI, and Visiting Associate Professor of Marketing at the Madrid Business School in Spain. She has held positions on several professional associations, including Academic Director of the Association for Consumer Research and President of the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association.

Professor Gilly chaired the Irvine division of the Academic Senate in 2012-13, and has served on a number of key Academic Senate Committees at Irvine, including Graduate Council (Chair) and Council on Academic Personnel (Chair). She also served as a member of the UCI Special Senate Committee on Diversity and the Senate Council on Privilege and Tenure. In addition to her service on the Academic Council, Professor Gilly has been active at the system-wide level as a member of the University Committee on Academic Personnel.

She is currently vice chair of the UC Academic Senate and a Faculty Representative to the University of California Board of Regents.



T.J. Glauthier

TJG Energy Associates, LLC

T.J. Glauthier is an advisor to energy and “cleantech” companies, VCs and the investment community. 

He serves on the Boards of Directors of three companies: EnerNOC, Inc., a provider of demand-response services to the electric utility industry; Union Drilling, Inc., a contract driller of natural gas wells in shale deposits; and EPV Solar, a manufacturer of thin-film solar panels.

He also serves on advisory boards for several companies, including in the areas of the smart grid, energy efficient building materials, algae-derived biofuels, and innovative financing for residential solar systems.   He is also on the R&D advisory board for B&W, a major designer of coal, nuclear and other power plants.    He consults to large corporations and government agencies in affiliation with Booz Allen Hamilton. 

He held two Presidential appointments in the Clinton Administration. For five years he was at the White House as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Following that, he was the Deputy Secretary of Energy, the number two Senate-confirmed official at DOE, while Bill Richardson was Secretary.

His pro bono activities include having served on President Obama’s White House economic transition team, and currently serving on the Advisory Board for Stanford University’s Precourt Center for Energy Efficiency.



Linda Katehi

Chancellor, UC Davis

Linda Katehi became chancellor of the University of California, Davis, in August 2009. As chancellor, she oversees all aspects of the university’s teaching, research and public service mission. She also holds faculty appointments in electrical and computer engineering and in women and gender studies.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, she chaired until 2010 the President’s Committee for the National Medal of Science and the Secretary of Commerce’s committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Science, and is a member of many other national boards.

Previously she was provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, dean of engineering at Purdue University, and associate dean for academic affairs and graduate education in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.

Her work in electronic circuit design has merited numerous awards and 19 U.S. patents. She is author or co-author of 10 book chapters and more than 650 refereed publications.


Y. T. Lee

Y.T. Lee

Distinguished Research Fellow and Former President of Academia Sinica,   Nobel Laureate

Yuan Tseh Lee was born in 1936 in Taiwan. He received his B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University in 1959, M.S. degree from the National Tsinghua University in 1961, and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1965. He joined Dudley Herschbach’s group at Harvard as a research fellow in 1967.

After being appointed assistant professor at the University of Chicago in 1968, Dr. Lee rapidly made his laboratory the North American capital of molecular beam study. He returned to Berkeley as a full professor in 1974 and significantly expanded his research to also include studies of reaction dynamics, investigations of various primary photochemical processes, and the spectroscopy of ionic and molecular clusters. In 1994, he retired from his position of University Professor and Principal Investigator at the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and assumed the position of the President of Academia Sinica, the highest ranking academic institution in Taiwan, consisting of 30 independent institutes and 250 academicians. In 2006 he became President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Fellow at the same institution. He was elected President of the International Council for Science (ICSU) in 2008 and formally took up this position in 2011.

Dr. Lee has served as advisory board member on numerous national and international organizations, including US Department of Energy, Welch Foundation, Chief Advisor of the Science and Technology Advisory Group to the Prime Minister (Taiwan), International Scientific Council of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization, Japan’s Science and Technology in Society Forum, RIKEN, and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Ernest O. Lawrence Award, the Harrison Howe Award, the Peter Debye Award of Physical Chemistry, Faraday Medal and Prize, Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal, the Othmer Gold Medal, the Ettore Majorana-Erice-Science for Peace Prize, and the Kolos Prize and Medal. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, a foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, a member of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, the Third World Academy of Sciences, and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, an honorary member of the Japan Academy and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has received Doctor Honoris Causa from thirty-seven universities around the world.




Charles V. Shank

Director Emeritus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

CHARLES V. SHANK, NAS/NAE, served as Director of the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1989 until his retirement in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969, after which he spent 20 years at Bell Laboratories, as both a researcher and director. His research at Bell Labs introduced the use of short laser pulses to the study of ultrafast events, allowing researchers to gain a better understanding of how energy is stored and transferred within materials. During his 15-year leadership of Lawrence Berkeley Lab, it emerged as a leader in the field of supercomputing and joined with two other national labs to form the Joint Genome Institute, a major contributor to the decoding of the human genome. While LBL Director, Shank also had a triple appointment as professor at the University of California at Berkeley in the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS). He maintains Professor Emeritus status and is active on UC campus advisory boards. Dr. Shank is now a Senior Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus. In addition to his election to the NAS and NAE, Dr. Shank has received the R.W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America, the David Sarnoff and Morris E. Leeds awards of the IEEE, the George E. Pake Prize and the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize of the American Physical Society, and the Edgerton Award of the International Society for Optical Engineering. He has served on a number of NRC boards and committees. In addition, he chaired one study, a decadal survey of optical science and engineering, and recently co-chaired an NRC study on the Quality of Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories.



Robert Socolow

Co-Director, Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

Robert Socolow is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. Socolow’s current research focuses on the characteristics of a global energy system responsive to global and local environmental and security constraints. His specific areas of interest include carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuels and storage in geological formations, nuclear power, energy efficiency in buildings, and the acceleration of deployment of advanced technologies in developing countries. He is the co-principal investigator (with ecologist, Stephen Pacala) of Princeton University's Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI), a fifteen-year (2001-2015) project, supported by BP and Ford. Pacala and Socolow are the authors of “Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies,” which appeared in the August 13, 2004 issue of Science.

Socolow is a member of two current committees of the National Academies: The Committee on America's Energy Future and the Committee on America's Climate Choices. He was a member of the Grand Challenges for Engineering Committee of the National Academy of Engineering. He was the editor of Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, 1992-2002. In July 1997 he co-chaired the Workshop on Fuels Decarbonization and Carbon Sequestration, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. In 1995, he was a member of the Fusion Review Panel of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). In the l970s and 80s, he directed a team of physical scientists, engineers, architects, statisticians, and behavioral scientists in a series of unique research projects on energy conservation in housing. With John Harte, Socolow co-edited Patient Earth (Holt, Rinehart, l97l), one of the first college textbooks in environmental studies.

Socolow has a B.A. (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics in l964 from Harvard University. He was an assistant professor of physics at Yale University from l966 to l97l. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was awarded the 2003 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award by the American Physical Society: “For leadership in establishing energy and environmental problems as legitimate research fields for physicists, and for demonstrating that these broadly defined problems can be addressed with the highest scientific standards.”



George M. Whitesides

Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor,
Harvard University

George M. Whitesides was born August 3, 1939 in Louisville, KY. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1960 and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology (with J.D. Roberts) in 1964. He was a member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1963 to 1982. He joined the Department of Chemistry of Harvard University in 1982, and was Department Chairman 1986-89, and Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry from 1982-2004. He is now the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor.

Professor Whitesides’ present research interests include: physical and organic chemistry, materials science, biophysics, complexity and emergence, surface science, microfluidics, optics, self-assembly, micro - and nanotechnology, science for developing economies, catalysis, energy production and conservation, origin of life, rational drug design, cell-surface biochemistry, simplicity, and infochemistry.


Professor Whitesides has been the recipient of multiple honors, including: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, American Philosophical Society, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, New York Academy of Sciences, World Technology Network,  Honorary Member of the Materials Research Society in India, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,  Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).



Keith Yamamoto

Vice Chancellor of Research, UCSF
Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine, UCSF

Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., is Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Executive Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, and Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California, San Francisco. He has been a member of the UCSF faculty since 1976, serving as Director of the PIBS Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1988-2003), Vice Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (1985-1994), Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (1994-2003), and Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine (2002-2003). Dr. Yamamoto’s research is focused on signaling and transcriptional regulation by intracellular receptors, which mediate the actions of several classes of essential hormones and cellular signals; he uses both mechanistic and systems approaches to pursue these problems in pure molecules, cells and whole organisms.

Dr. Yamamoto was a founding editor of Molecular Biology of the Cell, and serves on various editorial boards and scientific advisory boards. He serves on numerous national committees focused on public and scientific policy, public understanding and support of biological research, and science education; he chairs the Coalition for the Life Sciences and for the National Academy of Sciences, the Board on Life Sciences. Dr. Yamamoto has long been involved in the process of peer review and the policies that govern it at the National Institutes of Health, serving as Chair of the Molecular Biology Study Section, member of the NIH Director’s Working Group on the Division of Research Grants, Chair of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR), member of the NIH Director’s Peer Review Oversight Group, member of the CSR Panel on Scientific Boundaries for Review, member of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, Co-Chair of the Working Group to Enhance NIH Peer Review, Co-Chair of the Review Committee for the Transformational R01 Award, and the NIH Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council. For NSF, he served on grant review panels for the Biology Directorate, and as an ad hoc member of the National Science Board Task Force on Transformative Research. Dr. Yamamoto was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1988, the National Academy of Sciences in 1989, the Institute of Medicine in 2003, and as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences in 2002.


Ex Officio


Paul Alivisatos

Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Paul Alivisatos was appointed interim director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory by UC President Mark G. Yudof on January 21, 2009, and named Director on November 19, 2009. Alivisatos replaced former laboratory Director Steve Chu, who was sworn in as U.S. Energy Secretary. Prior to becoming interim director, Alivisatos was the deputy director of Berkeley Lab, serving as the lab’s chief research officer, overseeing the discretionary research budget, key research initiatives and technology transfer functions. In addition, he assisted the director in developing the overall strategic direction and institutional planning for the laboratory. Alivisatos is a leader of Berkeley Lab’s Helios solar research initiative, where he is spearheading ground-breaking research on artificial photosynthesis and photovoltaic technology through the creation of nano-inspired devices.

From 2005-2007, prior to being named deputy director of Berkeley Lab, Alivisatos was associate laboratory director for Physical Sciences. From 2002-2008 he was director of the Materials Sciences Division and from 2001-2005 he was director of the Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab. Alivisatos has been a member of the faculty at UC Berkeley since 1988. He is currently the Larry and Diane Bock Professor of Nanotechnology and a Professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Chemistry.

Alivisatos is a scientific founder of Quantum Dot Corp. and Nanosys Inc., and a board member of Solexant Inc. He is the founding editor of Nano Letters, a publication of the American Chemical Society.

Alivisatos has published widely and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Eni Italgas Prize for Energy and Environment, the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics Award, the Wilson Prize, the Coblentz Award for Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy, and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Awards for Sustained Outstanding Research in Materials Chemistry and Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry. He has held fellowships with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Alivisatos attended the University of Chicago and received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with Honors in 1981. He continued his graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1986, he went to AT&T Bell Labs where he worked as a postdoc, and it was at this time that he first became involved in research related to Nanotechnology. In 1988, he joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley and became a principal investigator at Berkeley Lab. His award winning research has catapulted him to the rank of world authority on colloidal nanocrystal science.



Nicholas B. Dirks

Chancellor, UC Berkeley

Nicholas B. Dirks became the 10th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, on June 1, 2013. An internationally renowned historian and anthropologist, he is a leader in higher education and well-known for his commitment to and advocacy for accessible, high-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences.

Before coming to Berkeley, he was the executive vice president for the arts and sciences and dean of the faculty at Columbia University, where, in addition to his work on behalf of undergraduate programs, he improved and diversified the faculty, putting special emphasis on interdisciplinary and international initiatives. The Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History, Dirks joined Columbia in 1997 as chair of the anthropology department. Prior to his appointment at Columbia, he was a professor of history and anthropology at the University of Michigan for 10 years, before which he taught Asian history and civilization at the California Institute of Technology.

Dirks has held numerous fellowships and scholarships and received several scholarly honors, including a MacArthur Foundation residential fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lionel Trilling Award for his book Castes of Mind. He serves on numerous national and international bodies, as adviser or member of the board, and is a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

His major works include The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom (Cambridge University Press, 1987); Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India (Princeton University Press, 2001); and The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain (Harvard University Press, 2006). He has edited several books, including Colonialism and Culture (University of Michigan Press, 1992); Culture/Power/History: A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory (Princeton University Press, 1994); In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the End of the Century (University of Minnesota Press, 1999); and Autobiography of an Archive: History, Anthropology, Inda (a collection of his own essays, forthcoming).

His wife, Janaki Bakhle, is a professor of Indian history in the Departments of History and South and Southeast Asian Studies at Berkeley. His daughter is a reporter at KPBS in San Diego, and his son is beginning high school.



Glenn Mara

Executive Vice President - University Affairs, UC Office of the President

Glenn Mara was appointed by The Regents as Vice President Laboratory Management effective July 1, 2012. Mara manages the Laboratory Management Office in the UC Office of the President. He is responsible for the University’s management oversight of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), including the University’s contractual agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) for the management of LBNL and the University’s membership in the Limited Liability Companies that manage LLNL and LANL. Mara is a member of the LBNL Advisory Board and chairs the LBNL Contract Assurance Council. He serves on the Executive Committees of the Boards of Governors of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, and Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the managing contractors for LLNL and LANL, respectively.

Over the last decade, Mara has served in a number of leadership positions in the Laboratory Management Office that have provided him with a strong and in-depth understanding of the University’s role with the UC-affiliated national labs. He has 40 years of experience at LLNL and LANL in a variety of senior management positions spanning research programs, the national security enterprise and operations. Among his senior management positions, he has served as the Principal Associate Director for the Nuclear Weapons Program at LANL and the Deputy Director for Operations, as well as the Associate Director for Engineering, at LLNL.