Dan 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. Dan is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has founded or is on the board of more than 10 companies, and has served the State of California and U.S. federal government in expert and advisory capacities.
Dan has authored or co-authored 12 books, written more than 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, has testified more than 40 times to U.S. state and federal congressional briefings, and has provided various governments with more than 50 technical reports. He has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on IPCC reports since 1999.
He is a frequent contributor to and commentator in international news media, including Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Financial Times. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nova, Frontline, and hosted the six-part Discovery Channel series Ecopolis. He serves on two National Academy of Sciences boards and panels. Dan was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard.