ht The Daily Kos
President-Elect Barack Obama chooses a real scientist as his Energy Secretary. Dr. Steven Chu is a Nobel physics laureate who has been a major promoter of alternative fuels.
EXPERIENCE — Professor of physics and molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley, and director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2004-present; chair, physics department, Stanford University, 1990-1993 and 1999-2001; head, quantum electronics research department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, N.J., 1983-1987; technical staff, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., 1978-1983.
Chu was also an early advocate for finding scientific solutions to climate change.