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James J. Duderstadt

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President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan; Director, the Millennium Project
(734) 647-7300
Duderstadt Center
2001 Duderstadt Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Dr. Duderstadt’s teaching, research, and publishing activities span the fields of nuclear science and engineering, applied physics, computer simulation, science policy, and higher education policy. He has served on and chaired numerous National Academy and federal commissions including the National Science Board; the National Academies' Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee; and the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure, and Intelligence Science Board. He has received numerous awards including the E. O. Lawrence Award for excellence in nuclear research, the Arthur Holly Compton Prize for outstanding teaching, the Reginald Wilson Award for national leadership in achieving diversity, and the National Medal of Technology for exemplary service to the nation. He is currently co-director of the program in Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan and director of the Millennium Project, a research center exploring the impact of over-the-horizon technologies on society, located in the James and Anne Duderstadt Center on the University's North Campus.

Educational Background:

BEng, Electrical Engineering, Yale University (1964) MS, Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology (1965) PhD, Engineering Science and Physics, California Institute of Technology (1967)

Recent Publications:

--James J. Duderstadt, The Michigan Roadmap, Redux: A Call for Leadership (Ann Arbor, MI: Millennium Project, University of Michigan, 2008) --James J. Duderstadt, chair, Energy Discovery Innovation Institutes: A Step Toward America’s Energy Sustainability, Blueprint for American Prosperity (Washington: Brookings Institution, 2009) --James J. Duderstadt and Luc Weber, eds, Research Universities and Innovation-Driven Economies, Glion VII Colloquium (Paris: Economica, 2009) --James J. Duderstadt, Mark Muro, and Sarah Rahman, Hubs of Transformation: Leveraging the Great Lakes Research Complex for Energy Innovation (Washington: Brookings Institution, 2010)