Ernest Moniz named co-chair and CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative

    Physics professor and former U.S. Energy Secretary will lead nuclear security nonprofit while continuing his work at MIT.

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    Nuclear physicist Ernest J. Moniz has been named chief executive officer and co-chairman of the board of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a role he will assume in June.

    Moniz, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy, has recently returned to MIT as a part-time professor of physics post-tenure and special advisor to the president. He will continue working in this capacity while taking on the new role.

    A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NTI works to protect lives, the environment, and quality of life today and for future generations. Working with international leaders, scientists, educators, and the public, NTI works to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD) — nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber.

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    March 23, 2017