Professor of Energy
- UC Berkeley
Dr. Daniel M. Kammen is Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley since 1999, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group (and serves as chair), the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL; http://rael.berkeley.edu). He has served as Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center and has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, having served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities.
Dr. Kammen is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was appointed to the first Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) and a Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010.
He has authored or co-authored 12 books, written more than 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, testified more than 40 times to U.S. state and federal congressional briefings and has provided various governments with more than 50 technical reports. He also served for many years on the Technical Review Board of the Global Environment Facility. He is a frequent contributor to or commentator in international news media, including Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Financial Times. He hosted the Discovery Channel series ‘Ecopolis, and had appeared on NOVA, and on ’60 Minutes’ twice.
Dr. Kammen received his undergraduate (Cornell A., B. ’84) and graduate (Harvard M. A. ’86, Ph.D. ’88) in Physics. After postdoctoral work at Caltech and Harvard, he was professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University from 1993 – 1998. During 2010-2011 he served as the World Bank Group’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and provided strategic leadership on policy, technical, and operational fronts.