Arjun Makhijani, President of IEER, holds a Ph.D. in engineering (specialization: nuclear fusion) from the University of California at Berkeley. He has produced many studies and articles on nuclear fuel cycle related issues, including weapons production, testing, and nuclear waste, over the past twenty years. He is the principal author of the first study ever done (completed in 1971) on energy conservation potential in the U.S. economy. Most recently, Dr, Makhijani has authored Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy (IEER Press), the first analysis of a transition to a U.S. economy based completely on renewable energy, without any use of fossil fuels or nuclear power. He is the principal editor of Nuclear Wastelands and the principal author of Mending the Ozone Hole, both published by MIT Press.
Annie Makhijani, Project Scientist, has an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Maryland. She has done research on ozone layer protection and nuclear chemistry, including environmental chemistry, specifically. She is a co-author of IEER’s report on fissile materials disposition and of several reports on ozone layer protection.
Christina Mills, Staff Scientist and Policy Analyst, received her B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College and her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law. She coordinates IEER’s Minnesota work and has worked on energy issues since 2008. She served on the Women of Wind Energy National Mentoring Committee. Prior to joining IEER, Christina worked with Windustry promoting policies to support community-based wind projects. She telecommutes from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lois Chalmers, IEER’s Librarian, has a Master’s degree in library science from Simmons College in Boston.
IEER Board of Directors
Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D., President of the Board and Senior Engineer of IEER
Sadaf Rassoul Cameron, Vice President of the Board
Co-Founder / Director, Kindle Project
David Close, Ph.D., Secretary and Treasurer of the Board
Professor of Physics, East Tennessee State University
Hisham Zerriffi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Ivan Head South/North Research Chair, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia