Ernest Moniz and Subra Suresh lge

Photo by Florence Haseltine

Erstwhile MIT colleagues Ernest J. Moniz (right) and Subra Suresh (left) got together for a chat at an event in February hosted by the AAAS. President Obama has nominated Moniz, who is a professor of physics at MIT, to be the next Secretary of Energy, and, as APS News goes to press, he is awaiting Senate confirmation. During the Clinton administration, Moniz served as Associate Director for Science at OSTP, and also as Under Secretary of Energy. Suresh stepped down from his post as Director of NSF in March to assume the presidency of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.