Dr. Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering. He is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities. He was appointed the first Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010.

Dr. Kammen has served as a contributing/coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1999. The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He has served as the World Bank Group’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency during 2010-2011.

Dr. Kammen is a permanent fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Physical Society. In the US, he serves on two National Academy of Sciences boards and panels. He received his bachelor's degree in Physics from Cornell University in 1984 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1988.