Cherry A. Murray, dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been appointed a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). As one of the nineteen scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials on the independent advisory committee, Murray will provide advice and recommendations to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

“These individuals represent some of the best and brightest in their respective fields and it is a great privilege that they have agreed to offer their expertise to the Energy Department,” said Moniz. “Having a diverse set of voices around the table will ensure that the department has a strategic approach to the nation’s energy, science, nuclear security, and environmental stewardship future.”

The board includes four standing subcommittees reflecting the department’s major mission areas: science; energy; nuclear security; and environmental stewardship. SEAB reports directly to the secretary of energy. It was chartered in 1990 to provide the secretary with timely, balanced, external advice on issues concerning the department. The board is expected to meet quarterly and at other times as needed.

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