Celebrating Applied Physics, Featuring Steven Chu

Rudder Forum, Rudder Tower
Texas A&M, College Station, Texas
January 19, 2018

Dr. Steven Chu
Dr. Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. He has published over 280 papers in atomic and polymer physics, biophysics, biology, batteries and other energy technologies. He holds 14 patents, and an additional 6 patent applications have been filed in the past 2 years.

Dr. Chu was the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy from January 2009 until the end of April 2013. As the first scientist to hold a Cabinet position and the longest serving Energy Secretary, he recruited outstanding scientists and engineers into the Department of Energy. He began several initiatives including ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy), the Energy Innovation Hubs and was personally tasked by President Obama to assist BP in stopping the Deepwater Horizon oil leak.

Prior to his cabinet post, he was director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he was active in the pursuit of alternative and renewable energy technologies and Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University where he helped launch Bio-X a multi-disciplinary institute combining the physical and biological sciences with medicine and engineering. Previously he was head of the Quantum Electronics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Dr. Chu is the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997) for his contributions to laser cooling and atom trapping and has received numerous other awards. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Sinica, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology. He received an A.B. degree in mathematics, a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as 31 honorary degrees.


Please come join us for the for presentations, discussions, and comradery during this one day symposium.

Program (Draft)

All talks will be given in the Rudder Forum located on the first floor of Rudder Tower.

Symposium Lunch

The symposium Lunch will be held in the University Club Mezzanine (Upper Level). Please RSVP for the lunch especially if you plan to attend in order to ensure enough goodies and seating will be available. PLEASE RSVP by 12 noon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

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Updated January 15, 2018