Lazarus Award-Celebration of Education - Carnegie Mellon University

The Barbara Lazarus Award for Graduate Student and Junior Faculty Mentoring

2014 Barbara Lazarus Award Recipient

M. Granger MorganM. Granger Morgan

Head, Department of Engineering
& Public Policy

University and Lord Chair Professor

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy and H. John Heinz III College

M. Granger Morgan is professor and head of the Department of Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is also University and Lord Chair Professor in Engineering. In addition, he holds academic appointments in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and in the H. John Heinz III College. His research addresses problems in science, technology and public policy with a particular focus on energy, environmental systems, climate change and risk analysis. Much of his work has involved the development and demonstration of methods to characterize and treat uncertainty in quantitative policy analysis. At Carnegie Mellon, Morgan directs the NSF Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making. He is also director of the campus-wide Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. Morgan serves as chair of the Scientific and Technical Council for the International Risk Governance Council. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the AAAS, the IEEE and the Society for Risk Analysis. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College (1963) where he concentrated in physics, an M.S. in astronomy and space science from Cornell (1965) and a Ph.D. from the Department of Applied Physics and Information Sciences at the University of California at San Diego (1969).

In an effort to sustain and celebrate her spirit and legacy, Carnegie Mellon created The Barbara Lazarus Award in 2004.  It recognizes exemplary contributions to fostering a welcoming and nurturing environment for graduate students and young faculty at the university.