Core faculty

James J. Duderstadt

President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering

James J. Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering. A graduate of Yale ('64 BSE in electrical engineering) and Caltech ('65 MS and '67 PhD in engineering science and physics), Duderstadt's teaching, research, and publishing activities include nuclear science and engineering, applied physics, computer simulation, science policy, and higher education policy. He has served on and chaired numerous policy bodies including the National Science Board, the executive council of the National Academies, and advisory committees for various federal agencies. He currently chairs the policy and global affairs division of the National Research Council and serves as a senior scholar of the Brookings Institution. 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 National Medal of Technology for technological innovation, and the Vannevar Bush Award for exemplary service to the nation. He currently teaches in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at the Ford School, and conducts research in the Millennium Project, a think-tank 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)

Professional affiliations

Policy and Global Affairs Division Chair of the National Research Council

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)