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.
IEER Board of Directors
Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D., President
David Close, Ph.D., Secretary and Treasurer
Professor of Physics, East Tennessee State University
New Mexico, Vice-President
Hisham Zerriffi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management and Faculty Affiliate, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia
Ann Bristow, Professor of Psychology, Frostburg State University (retired)