Cherry Murray

Cherry Murray
U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, Emerita, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
Deputy Director for Research, Biosphere 2 and Professor of Physics, University of Arizona
Nationality: USA
Credentials
1978
Ph.D. (Physics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1973
Bachelor of Science (Physics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
About

Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, Emerita, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard

Deputy Director for Research, Biosphere 2 and Professor of Physics, University of Arizona

Chairperson, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation

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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 
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 University (until June, 2019)
Dec 2015
Director, Office of Science, U. S. Department of Energy (on leave for government service from Harvard University, until January, 2017)
Jul 2019
Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, Emerita, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University (-present)
Jul 2019
Professor of Physics, University of Arizona, Science Director, Biosphere 2 (-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 U. S. National Academy of Engineering
2005
American Physical Society’s George E. Pake Prize
2014
The U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation
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
Chair, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
Apr 2019
Co-Chair for Science, InterAcademy Partnership (-present)