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.
John I. Brauman
Professor Emeritus – Chemistry, Stanford University
John Brauman was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1937. He attended M.I.T. (S.B., 1959) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1963). He was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, then took a position at Stanford University where he is J. G. Jackson - C. J. Wood Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. He was Department Chair, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, and has been Associate Dean of Research since 2005-. He also currently serves as the Home Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences.
Brauman has received a number of awards including the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry, Harrison Howe Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, R. C. Fuson Award, Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry, the National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences, the Linus Pauling Medal, the Willard Gibbs Medal, and the National Medal of Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. He received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching from Stanford University in 1976. Brauman has served on many national committees and advisory boards. He was Deputy Editor for Physical Sciences for SCIENCE from 1985 to 2000 and is currently the Chair of the Senior Editorial Board.
Brauman's research has centered on structure and reactivity. He has studied ionic reactions in the gas phase, including acid-base chemistry, the mechanisms of proton transfers, nucleophilic displacement, and addition-elimination reactions. His work includes inferences about the shape of the potential surfaces and the dynamics of reactions on these surfaces. He has made contributions to the field of electron photodetachment spectroscopy of negative ions, measurements of electron affinities, the study of dipole-supported electronic states, and multiple photon infrared activation of ions. He has also studied mechanisms of solution and gas phase organic reactions as well as organometallic reactions and the behavior of biomimetic organometallic species.
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.
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.
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.
Vice President for SLAC, Stanford University
President, Madia & Associates, LLC
Dr. Madia has been a leader in research, development, and deployment of energy systems for nearly four decades. He currently serves as Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Overseers for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University. He is also President of Madia & Associates, LLC, an energy consulting firm serving the needs of government, industry, and academia. Dr. Madia retired from Battelle in 2007 as Executive Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions. During his 33-year career at Battelle, he developed acquisition strategies and led proposal teams for seven successful national laboratory contract bids. As Executive Vice President for Laboratory Operations his organization grew eight-fold, resulting in annual revenues of $4 billion and employing over 15,000 affiliated staff. During his career at Battelle, he held a variety of leadership positions including Laboratory Director of both the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was Director of Battelle’s Columbus Laboratories and President of Battelle Technology International, a multi-national research organization with major laboratories in Frankfurt, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland and offices worldwide.
Dr. Madia currently serves on the Board of Directors for USEC, a publicly traded uranium enrichment company, where he chairs the Technology and Competition Committee; the Advisory Board for EnerTech Capital Partners; and the external R&D Advisory Board for the Babcock & Wilcox Company. He is a member of the President’s Advisory Committees at Princeton University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Michigan State University.
Dr. Madia has received numerous awards and citations including the Secretary of Energy’s Gold Award, DOE’s Distinguished Associate Award, and the Warren Medal from the U.S. Government. The Federal Laboratory Consortium named him “Laboratory Director of the Year” and he is a Distinguished Alumni of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his work in nuclear engineering and the Sigma Xi Research Award in Chemistry.
Senate Representative, University of California
Robert Powell is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Food Science and Technology at the University of California Davis. He has been on the Davis faculty since 1984. At Davis, he has taught thermodynamics, introductory chemical engineering, chemical engineering unit operations laboratory, fluid mechanics, chemical engineering analysis and rheology. His research is in rheology and fluid mechanics of complex fluids, with particular interest in the development and application of experimental and theoretical techniques that can be applied to real industrial systems. Currently his work focuses on the use of magnetic resonance imaging to study cellulosic suspensions that are used in the production of biofuels.
Bob obtained his Bachelor's (1972), Master's (1973) and Ph.D. (1978) degrees from Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Mechanics and Materials Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. He spent one and a half years at McGill University in the Department of Chemistry. He became an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis in 1979 in the Department of Chemical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Program. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1983 and came to Davis a year later in the Department of Chemical Engineering, which later became Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and was promoted to Professor in 1990. In 2000 he was appointed Professor of Food Science and Technology. He served as Chair of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from 2002-2011.
He began his Senate service in 1988 as member of the Divisional Research Committee, became its Chair in 1989 and served in that capacity until 1992. He subsequently became involved in budget issues at Davis and has served on its Committee on Planning and Budget, including a year as Chair. In 2003 he was elected to the Divisional Committee on Committees, which he chaired in 2005. He became Vice Chair of the Divisional Senate in 2006 and Chair in 2008. He was re-appointed Chair in 2010. In 2009 he co-chaired the Committee on the Future of UC Davis. He was the first Divisional Chair at Davis to simultaneously be Chair of a Department.
He is currently Vice Chair of the UC Academic Senate and a Faculty Representative to the University of California Board of Regents.
Anneila I. Sargent
Vice President – Student Affairs,
Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Astronomy, Caltech
Anneila Sargent is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She was Director of Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory from 1996 through 2007, and founding Director of the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) from 2003 to 2007. From 2000 to 2003, she was the founding Director of the Caltech/JPL Michelson (Interferometry) Science Center. A native of Scotland, she received her B.Sc. with honors in Physics from the University of Edinburgh, and her Ph.D. in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. Her research concentrates largely on understanding how stars form in our own and other galaxies. In particular, she investigates the way in which other planetary systems are created and evolve using infrared, millimeter, and submillimeter observations.
Professor Sargent is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was President of the American Astronomical Society between 2000 and 2002. Honors include the degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Edinburgh, the Oort Professorship at the University of Leiden, and the NASA Public Service Medal. The University of Edinburgh named her Alumna of the Year in 2002. She has chaired a variety of national and international committees including the National Research Council’s (NRC) Board of Physics and Astronomy, the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) Board, and NASA's Space Science Advisory Committee.
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.
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) www.princeton.edu/~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,
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).
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.
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.
Robert J. Birgeneau
Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Robert J. Birgeneau became the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, on September 22, 2004. An internationally distinguished physicist, he is a leader in higher education and is well known for his commitment to diversity and equity in the academic community.
Before coming to Berkeley, Birgeneau served four years as president of the University of Toronto. He previously was Dean of the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he spent 25 years on the faculty. He is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of London, the American Philosophical Society and other scholarly societies. He has received many awards for teaching and research and is one of the most cited physicists in the world for his work on the fundamental properties of materials.
In 2006, Birgeneau received a special Founders Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences along with President John Hennessy of Stanford University and filmmaker George Lucas. Established in the 225th anniversary year of the Academy, this award honors men, women and institutions that have advanced the ideals and embody the spirit of the Academy founders — a commitment to intellectual inquiry, leadership and active engagement. In 2008, Birgeneau and President Nancy Kantor of Syracuse University received the 2008 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award as “Champions of Excellence and Equity in Education.”
A Toronto native, Birgeneau received his B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1963 and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University in 1966. He served on the faculty of Yale for one year, spent one year at Oxford University, and was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1968 to 1975. He joined the physics faculty at MIT in 1975 and was named Chair of the Physics Department in 1988 and Dean of Science in 1991. He became the 14th president of the University of Toronto on July 1, 2000.
At Berkeley, Birgeneau holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering in addition to serving as Chancellor.
He and his wife, Mary Catherine, have four grown children and eight grandchildren.
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.