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The National Academies Summit on America’s Energy Future: Summary of a Meeting
STEVEN CHU is director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and professor of physics and molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a leader in U.S. and international energy science and technology communities and recently co-chaired the InterAcademy Council study, Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future. Dr. Chu has numerous awards, including the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received A.B. and B.S. degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Rochester, a Ph.D. in physics from University of California, Berkeley, and 10 honorary degrees.
RALPH J. CICERONE is president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council. He is an atmospheric scientist whose research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy at the highest levels nationally and internationally. His research was recognized on the citation for the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to University of California, Irvine, colleague F. Sherwood Rowland. The Franklin Institute recognized his fundamental contributions to the understanding of greenhouse gases and ozone depletion by selecting Dr. Cicerone as the 1999 laureate for the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science and recognition of his public policy leadership in protecting the global environment. Dr. Cicerone is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and both his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois in electrical engineering.
JON CREYTS is a principal in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company, Inc., which he joined in October 2000. He is the U.S. lead for the McKinsey Special Initiative on Climate Change and a co-leader of the global Capital Productivity Practice. Dr. Creyts has a concentrated knowledge of environmental management, capital productivity, plant operations, and fuel marketing and sourcing strategies and has served clients in the electric power, metals and min-ing, petroleum, travel and logistics, and retail sectors. Dr. Creyts received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
GED DAVIS is co-president of the Global Energy Assessment at IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria. Until March 2007 he was managing director of the World Economic Forum, responsible for global research, scenario projects, and the design of the annual Forum meeting at Davos. Before joining the Forum, Mr. Davis spent 30 years with Royal Dutch Shell. He was the vice president of global business environment for Shell International in London and head of Shell’s scenario planning team. In this capacity he participated in a wide variety of