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Senate OKs Cherry Murray as DOE’s Office of Science Director; Ernest Moniz Comments

Cherry Murray
Cherry Murray

Cherry Murray, formerly a professor of technology, public policy and physics at Harvard University, has been confirmed as director of the Energy Department’s Office of Science.

Murray will be responsible for research initiatives in advanced scientific computing, high energy physics, nuclear physics and biological, environmental, fusion energy and basic energy sciences, DOE said Friday.

DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz said Murray brings her experience in academia and industry and in the fields of engineering and applied sciences.

She previously served as dean of the school of engineering and applied sciences at Harvard University after she held the positions of principal associate director for science and technology and deputy director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Murray also worked for Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies.

She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

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