Steven Chu

Steven Chu joined our board of directors in May 2021. Mr. Chu has been a professor at Stanford University since 2013. He previously served as the Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Chu currently serves on the board of directors for several private companies and served on the board of directors of Nvidia Corporation from 2004 to 2009, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology from 2004 to 2009 and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Chu holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Rochester. He also holds a Ph.D. in Physics and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Chu was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 and has been a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of eight other academies of science since 1992. He has won numerous other awards, including 32 honorary university degrees.