Ernest J. Moniz Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus
Ernest J. Moniz served as the thirteenth United States Secretary of Energy from 2013 to January 2017. As Secretary, he advanced energy technology innovation, nuclear security and strategic stability, cutting-edge capabilities for the American scientific research community, and environmental stewardship. He placed energy science and technology innovation at the center of the global response to climate change and negotiated the Iran nuclear agreement alongside the Secretary of State. Moniz joined the MIT faculty in 1973 and was founding director of the MIT Energy Initiative. He is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus and Special Advisor to the MIT President. Moniz is co-chairman of the board of directors and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and CEO of the Energy Futures Initiative. He has served on the boards of numerous companies, non-profits, and government agencies in the energy and security arenas.