President & CEO
The Energy Futures Initiative
Ernest J. Moniz was the thirteenth US Secretary of Energy from 2013 to January 2017, advancing clean energy technology innovation as central to climate change mitigation, nuclear security, and cutting-edge scientific research capabilities and negotiating the Iran nuclear agreement alongside the Secretary of State.
Dr Moniz joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty in 1973, founded the MIT Energy Initiative and is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus. He is CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and of the Energy Futures Initiative. He has served on boards and advisory groups of numerous companies, non-profits, research institutions and government agencies in the energy, science and security arenas.
Dr Moniz received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in physics from Boston College and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford University. Among his awards are the Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator (Portugal), the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan), the Distinguished Public Service Award of the Department of Defense, election to the American Philosophical Society, the inaugural American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Public Policy and Public Affairs and the inaugural Aspen Institute Award for Energy Policy.