Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Researcher in renewable energy; discovered solar fuels process that captures many elements of photosynthesis outside leaf, providing storage mechanism for large scale deployment of solar energy; published extensively on global energy needs and work used as roadmaps for energy policy and future energy technologies; 2006, Nova show nominated for Emmy Award. Author of over 250 papers. Frequent media commentator. Named one of the 100 most influential people in world, Time Magazine. Recipient of awards: Eni Prize (2005); IAPS Award (2006); Burghausen Prize (2007); ACS Harrison Howe Award (2008); Science Top 10 (2008), Discover 100 (2008), ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award (2009); Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization's Science and Technology Award (2009).