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Dr. Ernest Moniz sworn in as Secretary of Energy

May 23, 2013
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Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in by Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman, May 21, 2013, as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy. Moniz was confirmed by the full Senate in a vote of 97-0 on May 16.

“I look forward to the progress we will make together in the coming years, advancing the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy…and promoting American leadership in science and clean energy technology innovation,” said Moniz in an email to DOE staff.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Moniz was the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a faculty member since 1973. Most recently, Dr. Moniz served as the founding Director of the MIT Energy Initiative and of the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment and was a leader of multidisciplinary technology and policy studies on the future of nuclear power, coal, nuclear fuel cycles, natural gas, and solar energy in a low-carbon world.

First Day on the Job: Secretary Moniz

First Day on the Job: Secretary Moniz

From 1997 until January 2001, Dr. Moniz served as Under Secretary of the Department of Energy. He was responsible for overseeing the Department’s science and energy programs. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President.

Dr. Moniz received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Physics from Boston College, a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Stanford University, and honorary degrees from the University of Athens, the University of Erlangen-Nurenberg and Michigan State University.

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