Dr. Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering.  He was appointed the first Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010.

Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities.

Dr. Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University before moving to the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999.


Professor Moses Tadé received his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering with first class honours from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1980. He was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to do his Masters and PhD in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada from 1981 to 1986. He was recruited by The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia immediately after his PhD and he was at UQ from September 1986 to January 1989.

He joined Curtin University of Technology as a Lecturer in January 1989. He was promoted to various academic levels and was awarded the Personal Chair of Process Systems Engineering in 1999. He became the Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering from 2001 to 2007 and after this he was promoted to Dean of Engineering in 2008. Professor Tadé was awarded a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in 2012 for his significant contributions to Chemical Engineering research at the highest level in the field of Process Systems Engineering. He is a joint Director of the Centre for Process Systems Computations (CPSC).


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