Michael S. Lubell
Professor of Physics
City College of the City University of New York
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Michael Lubell is a Professor of Physics at the City College of the City University of New York and former Director of Public Affairs of the American Physical Society. He received his B.A from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Yale, where he was a faculty member for ten years before assuming his position at CCNY. He has held fellowships from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and visiting appointments at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Bielefeld and the Santa Barbara Institute of Theoretical Physics. He served as CCNY Physics Department Chairman for six and half years. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Lubell's publications comprise more than 300 articles, abstracts and columns in scientific journals, books, conference proceedings and newspapers in the fields of high-energy physics; nuclear physics; atomic, molecular and optical physics; and science policy. He appears on radio and TV in North America, Europe and Asia and is one of the experts most frequently quoted by the U.S. media on science policy issues. He has been a newspaper columnist and presently writes a bimonthly opinion piece, “Inside the Beltway,” for APS News. He has worked on many political campaigns, has held elective office and has been a policy advisor to several members of the United States Congress. He is credited as being one of the pioneers of science lobbying in Washington.
Recent Posts by Michael S. Lubell
- Energy R&D and Terrorism
- The Nuclear Investment Vacuum
- Will Fusion Realize Its Potential?
- Where Are We Heading on Climate Science?
Recent Comments by Michael S. Lubell
- "Discussions of energy storage tend to focus on the most ubiquitous technology -- lithium-ion batteries. There are two good reasons: they have proven r"
The State of Long-Duration Energy Storage
- "Do you believe the deployment of microgrids with or without net metering capability can effectively harden the electricity delivery system?"
Preventing Disaster by Securing Our Grid
- "I'm not going to comment on the world supply of lithium because if history has anything to teach us about estimating how much of anything exists, the "
Critical Minerals: The Achilles Heel of America’s Clean Energy Future?
- "Once again, as he did as Secretary of Energy, Ernie Moniz has hit the nail on the head. All five bullets succinctly capture the essential elements fo"
A Framework for The Green Real Deal
- "Congressman Yoho:
We have had a number of discussions about the role of American science in the world and the need for federal support for the ente"
A Big Step for Small-Scale LNG
- "From an environmental point of view, the ethanol mandate is highly questionable, especially if it is based on corn, a water-intensive crop. The carbon"
Reducing the Ethanol Mandate is Smart Environmental Policy
- "The goal is admirable, desirable and perhaps even critical. But to achieve it without a reliable, consistent base load capability -- read nuclear -- w"
California: Carbon-Free by 2045?
- "Bill: The predictions are not the severity of storms and frequency of severe storms. My advice to you and other climate skeptics is that a conservativ"
Extreme Weather Grid Threats
- "Distributed energy, as a major source of green power, will require reliable, economically viable energy storage, which currently does not exist. Conti"
Extreme Weather Grid Threats
- "Establishing or repealing a policy sets a standard for the future. It enables the private sector to plan and prosper. Reversing the CPP injects uncert"
Clean Power Plan Repeal