Maria Zuber, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Maria Zuber is the E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research at MIT, where she is responsible for research administration and policy. Dr. Zuber leads MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change. She has won numerous awards, and is the first woman to lead a science department at MIT and the first to lead a NASA planetary mission. Dr. Zuber was appointed to the National Science Board in 2013 by President Obama, and reappointed by President Trump in 2018. Dr. Zuber graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a ScM and PhD from Brown University.