Last updated on: 3/24/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

William L. Chameides, PhD Biography

Title:
Dean of the Nicholas School of Earth & Ocean Sciences at Duke University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Renewable energy offers a wide window of hope. Green power sources like wind and solar photovoltaics… comprise only about three percent of our electricity, this could change and almost certainly must…

Some say that green energy won’t be able to provide a significant portion of our electricity needs. But solving big problems usually requires thinking out of the box.”

“Tapping the Wind and Sun to Save Water,” www.nicholas.duke.edu, Apr. 16, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, 2007-present
  • Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense, 2005-2007
  • Regents’ Professor Emeritus, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-present
  • Smithgall Chair of Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-2005
  • Regents’ Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995-2005
  • Acting Chair, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-2002
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of the Environment, Duke University, Winter 1996
  • Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985-1995
  • Director, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989-1994
  • Acting Director, School of Geophysical Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988-1989
  • Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 1984-1987
  • Associate Professor, School of Geophysical Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1980-1985
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Florida, 1976-1980
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Space Physics Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 1975-1976
  • Research Investigator, Space Physics Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 1974-1975
Education:
  • PhD, Yale University, 1974
  • MPh, Yale University, 1973
  • BA, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, 1970
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Use "Clean Coal" as an Energy Source?