Professor Jose Goldemberg

Physicist Institute of Electrotechnics and Energy, Brazil

Professor José Goldemberg earned his Ph.D. in Physical Sciences from the University de São Paulo in 1954. He was Rector of the University from 1986 to 1990. A Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, he has served as the President of Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science. Between 1990 and 1992, he was Brazil’s Secretary of State for Science and Technology and Minister of State for Education of Brazil. Between 2002 and 2006, he was Secretary for the Environment of the State of São Paulo. 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.