Prof Jose Goldemberg

José Goldemberg (born in Santo Ângelo, May 27, 1928) is a Brazilian physicist, university educator, scientific leader and research scientist. He is a leading expert on energy and environment issues.

José Goldemberg earned his Ph.D. in Physical Sciences from the University de São Paulo in 1954. A Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, he has served as the President of Brazilian Association (1979-1981) for the Advancement of Science and President of the Energy Company of the State of São Paulo (1981-1985). He was Rector of the University from 1986 to 1990. Between 1990 and 1992, he was Secretary of State for Science and Technology and Minister of State for Education of the Government Brazil. Between 2002 and 2006, he was Secretary for the Environment of the State of São Paulo. Over the years, he did research at the University of Illinois, Stanford University, University of Paris (Orsay) and Princeton University. In 2008 he was awarded the Blue Planet Prize 2008 of the Asahi Glass Foundation (Japan). In 2010 he received the “Trieste Science Prize” of the Third World Academy of Sciences and in 2013 the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Zayed Future Energy Prize.

Presently, he is Professor Emeritus of the University of São Paulo and President of FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation).

(Source: FAPESP)