Top UCD and TCD graduate named as new boss of American Institute of Physics
06 February 2018
Michael Moloney, who graduated from UCD at the top of his class and who received his PhD in experimental physics from TCD, is the new CEO of the American Institute of Physics
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Michael H Moloney, who graduated from University College Dublin at the top of his class and who received his PhD in experimental physics from Trinity College Dublin, has been named as the new CEO of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).
The AIP is a non-profit federation of 10 member societies that represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students around the world. It has a budget of $74 million.
Moloney studied experimental physics at the UCD School of Physics and was awarded the Thomas E Nevin Medal when he graduated. The medal is given to the top student to graduate from UCD with first class honours in physics.
“So much of our modern life is dependent on technology. Technology, in turn, is based on the underlying fundamental discoveries of science,” said Moloney.
‘Collective future linked to progress being made by scientists and engineers’
“Our collective future, therefore, will continue to be linked to progress being made by the scientists and engineers who are members of the professional societies that constitute AIP.”
Moloney previously served as Director for Space and Aeronautics at the Space Studies Board (SSB) and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB). Both are part of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and are key advisers to NASA and the US space programme.
He also worked as a foreign service officer for the Irish government for more than seven years. Based in the United States, he served at the Irish Embassy in Washington DC and the Irish Mission to the UN in New York.
“[Michael H. Moloney’s] years at the National Academies and his policy and media experience distinguish him as a strategic leader who knows how to foster the translation of fundamental scientific knowledge into practical programs that create value in our community and benefit everyone,” said John Regazzi, chairman of the AIP board of directors.
He will take up the position of CEO at the AIP on March 5, 2018. It follows the retirement of AIP’s previous CEO, Robert Brown, who retired last May.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/02/06/top-ucd-and-tcd-graduate-named-new-boss-of-american-institute-of-physics/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/a-am1a.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/a-am1a-300x217.jpgNewsphysics,TCD,UCD