Cherry Murray

Cherry Murray
Cherry Murray
Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard
Chairperson, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation
1978 Ph.D. (Physics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1973 Bachelor of Science (Physics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Experience

Oct 2001 Physical Sciences and Wireless Research Senior Vice President, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies (until December, 2004)
Dec 2004 Deputy Director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. (until October, 2007)
Oct 2007 Principal Associate Director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. (until June, 2009)
Jul 2009 Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) (until December, 2014) and John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
Jan 2015 John A. and Elisabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Physics, Harvard (until July 2015)
Jul 2015 Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard (-present)
Dec 2015 Director, Office of Science, U. S. Department of Energy (on leave for government service from Harvard University, until January, 2017)

Service

Jun 2002 National Academy of Sciences Council and Executive Board (until June, 2005)
Jun 2004 Chair, National Academies, Keck Future Initiative, Conference on Nano-Bio Systems (until June, 2005)
Jan 2004 Member, Division of Engineering and Physical Science, National Research Council (until January, 2008)
May 2006 Member, National Research Council Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy in the 21st Century (Rising Above the Gathering Storm) ( until May, 2007)
Jan 2008 Chair, Division of Engineering and Physical Science, National Research Council (until January, 2014)
Feb 2008 Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science Board (until February, 2011)
Jan 2009 President, American Physical Society (until December, 2010)
Jun 2010 Commissioner, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (until January, 2011)
Nov 2011 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (until October 2015)
2013 Member, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Special Government Employee (until September 2015)
Sep 2014 Commissioner, National Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories (until October 2015)
May 2017 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
Jul 2017 Member, Board of Governors, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (-present)
Nov 2017 Chairperson, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

Awards

1989 American Physical Society’s Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award
1999 Elected to the U. S. National Academy of Sciences
2001 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2002 One of the “50 Most Important Women in Science,” Discover Magazine
2002 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
2005 American Physical Society’s George E. Pake Prize
2014 The US National Medal of Technology and Innovation

2017-11-01