MIT Energy Initiative Director Ernest Moniz has been named to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, which will provide recommendations for developing a safe, long-term solution to managing the nation’s used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) announced today.
Moniz currently serves as a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Moniz served as DoE undersecretary from October 1997 until January 2001. From 1995 to 1997, he was associate director for science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. Moniz is also director of MIT’s Laboratory for Energy and the Environment. He is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems at MIT, where he has been on the faculty since 1973. He has served as head of the Department of Physics and as director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center.
The commission, which will be chaired by former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, will produce an interim report within 18 months and a final report within 24 months.
For more information about the commission and its members, visit the DOE’s web site at http://www.energy.gov/news/8584.htm.