The University of Ottawa and George Washington University will once again jointly organize the 2018 Bromley Memorial Lectures. This year, the event will be held in Washington. Please check back here for more information.
2017 Kei Koizumi
Kei Koizumi is a Visiting Scholar in Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He joined AAAS in February 2017 after 8 years as Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development and Senior Advisor for the National Science and Technology Council at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).STP engagement on the U.S. Federal R&D budgets, appropriations, and policies and for S&T policy coordination through the National Science and Technology Council.
Before joining OSTP in February 2009, he served as the Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
He received his M.A. from the Center for International Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at the George Washington University (where he is currently an instructor), and received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Boston University. He is from Columbus, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz graduated in Electronic Engineering from ITA in 1978. He obtained the title of Master of Science in 1980 and the Doctor of Sciences in 1983, at the Institute of Physics Gleb Wataghin, Unicamp. He has been a visiting researcher at the Università degli Studi in Rome, visiting researcher at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and a resident visitor at Bell Laboratories of AT&T in Holmdel, NJ and in Murray Hill, NJ. His research is in ultrafast phenomena using ultra-short laser pulses, with emphasis on the study of electronic processes in the time-scale of femtoseconds in nonlinear optical materials aimed for applications in optical communications. Brito Cruz was Director of the Physics Institute Gleb Wataghin, Unicamp and the Dean for Research at Unicamp. He has been the Vice President of the Brazilian Society of Physics and member of the Advisory Board of the International Optical Society of America. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He was President of the São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, from 1996 to 2002 and Rector of Unicamp from April 2002 to April 2005. He has been the President of the Board of Technology and Competitiveness of FIESP (2005-2012). Since April 2005, Brito Cruz is the Scientific Director of FAPESP.
Dr. Rongping Mu was born in Oct 1960 in Hefei of Anhui Province of China and received his B.S. (1983) and M.S. degree (1990) from University of Science and Technology of China, and his Ph.D. degree (2001) from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Dr. Mu had been working as teacher in Hefei University of Technology from 1983-1990, and has been working at the Institute of Policy and Management (IPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) since 1990.
Dr. Mu is now director-general and professor of Institute of Policy and Management (IPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), director-general of the CAS Center for Innovation and Development, editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Research Management (an academic bimonthly). Besides, he is also collaborating editor of Science Technology & Society (bi-annually, published by SAGE), Vice President and Secretary-General of the China High-tech Industry Promotion Society (CHIPS), Vice President of the Chinese Association for Science of Science and S&T Policy Research.
Dr. Mu has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences, and drafted some documents concerning the National Innovation Policies and the 11th Five Year Plan for National Capacity-building for Innovation. He has published one book with the title “Technology Transfer from Germany to China: Case Studies on Chinese Carmakers and Parts Suppliers” in English, and some books concerning Technology Foresight towards 2020 in China. He has led more than 20 research projects entrusted or financed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), CAS, and EU commission. His research interests include S&T & Innovation Policy, Technology Foresight, R&D Management, and Competitiveness of High-Tech industry.
Harvey Mudd College is led by Maria Klawe, HMC’s fifth president, who began her tenure in 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining HMC, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. During her time at Princeton, Klawe led the School of Engineering and Applied Science through a strategic planning exercise that created an exciting and widely embraced vision for the school. At Harvey Mudd College, she led a similarly ambitious strategic planning initiative, “HMC 2020: Envisioning the Future.”
Klawe joined Princeton from the University of British Columbia where she served as dean of science from 1998 to 2002, vice president of student and academic services from 1995 to 1998 and head of the Department of Computer Science from 1988 to 1995. Prior to UBC, Klawe spent eight years with IBM Research in California, and two years at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. (1977) and B.Sc. (1973) in mathematics from the University of Alberta.
Klawe has made significant research contributions in several areas of mathematics and computer science, including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, gender issues in information technology and interactive-multimedia for mathematics education. Her current research focuses on discrete mathematics.
Klawe is one of the ten members of the board of Microsoft Corporation, a board member of Broadcom Corporation and the non-profit Math for America, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and a member of both the Stanford Engineering Advisory Council and the Advisory Council for the Computer Science Teachers Association. She was elected as a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery in 1996 and asa founding fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society in 2006.
“Bringing Advanced Innovation to the Manufacturing Sector”
William B. Bonvillian is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Washington, D.C. Office, where he works to support MIT’s strong and historic relations with federal R&D agencies and its role in national science policy. Previously he served for seventeen years as a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Senate. His legislative efforts included science and technology policies and innovation issues, and he worked extensively on legislation for intelligence reform, defence and life science R&D, national competitiveness and innovation, as well as legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security.
“Science and Technology Policy Challenges and Opportunities in the Obama Administration”
Dr. John P. Holdren is Assistant to President Barack Obama for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Prior to joining the Obama administration Dr. Holdren was Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, as well as professor in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the independent, non-profit Woods Hole Research Center. Previously he was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, where he co-founded in 1973 and co-led until 1996 the interdisciplinary graduate degree program in energy and resources.
During the Clinton administration Dr. Holdren served as a member of PCAST through both terms and in that capacity chaired studies requested by President Clinton on preventing theft of nuclear materials, disposition of surplus weapon plutonium, the prospects of fusion energy, U.S. energy R&D strategy, and international cooperation on energy-technology innovation.
Dr. Holdren holds advanced degrees in aerospace engineering and theoretical plasma physics from MIT and Stanford. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as foreign member of the Royal Society of London. A former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, his awards include a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, the John Heinz Prize in Public Policy, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and the Volvo Environment Prize.
Dr. Rajagopala Chidambaram holds a Ph.D. and D.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Since 2001, he has been the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet. He was Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission & Secretary to the Government of India from 1993 to 2000.
Dr. Chidambaram is one of India’s distinguished experimental physicists. He has more than 200 research publications in refereed journals in the fields of High Pressure Physics and Neutron Crystallography.
He is the President of the Shree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad. He is a Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change and Chairman of the High-Level Committee for the National Knowledge Network. He is also an Honorary Visiting professor in the Department of Physics at Banaras Hindu University. In addition, he has held numerous national and international positions in the field of physics and has been the recipient of many awards.
Dr. John H. Marburger, III, a University Professor in the departments of Physics and Electrical Engineering at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, served as Science Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) during the George W. Bush Administration (2001-2009). Prior to his federal service, he was Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1998, and the third President of Stony Brook University (1980-1994). He came to Long Island in 1980 from the University of Southern California where he had been a Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, serving consecutively as Physics Department Chairman and Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in the 1970’s.
While at the University of Southern California, Marburger contributed as a theoretical physicist to the rapidly growing fields of nonlinear optics and quantum optics, subjects transformed by the invention of the laser in 1960. He was a co-founder of the University’s Center for Laser Studies, a consultant at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory on high power laser phenomena, and a frequent public speaker on science, hosting a series of educational programs called “Frontiers of Electronics” on CBS television.
During his presidency at Stony Brook, Marburger served on numerous boards and committees, including chairmanship of the governor’s commission on the Shoreham Nuclear Power facility, and chairmanship of the 80 campus “Universities Research Association” which operates Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago and operated the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory during the lifetime of that project. He served as a trustee of Princeton University and a trustee or director of many other organizations.
“Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Knowledge-Based Economies”
Dr. Nicholas Vonortas is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and the Director of both the Center for International Science and Technology Policy and of the graduate program in International Science and Technology Policy at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
Professor Vonortas’ teaching and research interests are in industrial organization, in the economics of technological change, and in science and technology policy. He specializes on strategic partnerships, innovation networks, technology transfer, technology and competition policy, and the appraisal of the economic returns of R&D programs. He has published widely on these issues.
Professor Vonortas was a founding member of the Washington Research Evaluation Network (WREN). He is a faculty associate of KITeS-Cespri at Luigi Bocconi University in Milano, Italy, of the Management Science Laboratory at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and of the Laboratory in Industrial and Energy Economics at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. He has served as a consultant to many government agencies in the United States, the European Union, the Republic of Korea, and Japan, and to several international organizations on issues related to strategic partnerships, R&D program evaluation, science and technology indicators, innovation systems, industrial competitiveness, and intellectual property policy.
Professor Vonortas holds a Ph.D. and a M.Phil. in Economics from New York University (USA), a M.A. in Economic Development from Leicester University (UK), and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Athens (Greece).
2006 Dr. Michael Gibbons
“Science Beyond the Market: Towards a New Innovation Agenda?”
Dr. Michael Gibbons was an Honorary Professorial Fellow at Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) at Sussex University from 2004 to 2007, following his retirement as Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Prior to these appointments he was Founding Director of the Programme of Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology at the University of Manchester and Director of Research and Technology Transfer in that University.
Professor Gibbons has an active research interest in science and technology policy and has carried out research in the process of technological innovation in industry and the evaluation of research. He is co-author with colleagues of two major books on the nature of contemporary science: New Modes of Knowledge Production and Re-thinking Science, which have arguably set the agenda for much current science policy debate.
In 2004 he became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Higher Education and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for excellence in research by the government of Canada. In 2007, he was appointed Chair of the Board of Governors of Quest University, Canada’s first private, not for profit university. Professor Gibbons is also a Fellow, in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He has acted as a specialist advisor for the UK Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee, and has been a consultant with OECD for many years.
Gibbons’ own post-secondary education covers the fields of mathematics, electrical engineering, radio astronomy and a doctorate in theoretical physics form Manchester University.
2005 Dr. Arthur I. Miller
“Creativity: Einstein and Picasso”
Dr. Arthur I. Miller is Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London. He is fascinated by the nature of creative thinking and in particular, in creativity in art (on the one hand) and science (on the other). He is the author of Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty that Causes Havoc, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and Empire of the Stars, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Aventis Prize for Science Books. His most recent book is Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung. The paperback version, 137: Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession, was published in July 2010.
Miller earned a Ph.D. in physics from MIT. He served on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University. From 1991 to 2005 he was Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London where he founded the Department of Science & Technology Studies. He has lectured and written extensively on the history and philosophy of nineteenth and twentieth century science and technology, cognitive science, scientific creativity, and the relation between art and science.
Miller is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Corresponding Fellow of l’Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences, and was awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, as well as grants for research from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. He was also the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physics.