Bill Chameides is Nicholas Professor of the Environment and the former Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Bill has combined more than 30 years in academia as a professor, researcher, teacher, and mentor with a 3-year stint in the NGO world as the chief scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s MacElwane Award. He was named one of the world’s most highly cited scientists by the international online research database ISI Highly Cited.com.
Bill’s research focuses on the atmospheric sciences, elucidating the causes of and remedies for global, regional, and urban environmental change and identifying pathways towards a more sustainable future.
Bill has served on numerous national and international committees and task forces and in recognition was named a National Associate of the National Academies for “extraordinary service.” In November, 2008, Bill was appointed the Vice Chair of the Committee on America’s Climate Choices, commissioned by Congress to develop a multi-decadal roadmap for America’s response to climate change.