Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, MIT
Maria Zuber, MIT's Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, is responsible for research administration and policy. She oversees MIT Lincoln Laboratory and numerous interdisciplinary research laboratories and centers. She also oversees Fast Forward, MIT’s Climate Action Plan. Zuber is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, President Obama appointed Zuber to the National Science Board; she was reappointed by President Trump. In 2021, then President-elect Biden named Zuber as co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).