The President today announced that he will nominate John Mark Deutch, of Lexington, Mass., to be Under Secretary of Energy. He would replace Dale Myers, who has resigned. Deutch is currently Director of the Office of Energy Research.
He was born July 29, 1938, in Brussels, Belgium, and became an American citizen in 1946. He received a B.A. in history and economics from Amherst College and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT in 1965. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Standards.
From 1961 to 1965, Deutch worked on systems analysis in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1965 and 1966, he was a consultant for program analysis in the Bureau of the Budget. From 1966 to 1969, Deutch was an assistant professor of chemistry at Princeton University. He was on the faculty at MIT from 1970 until he became director of the Office of Energy Research in 1977. He was chairman of the chemistry department from 1976 to 1977.
Deutch serves on the Defense Science Board and the Army Science Advisory Panel. He is the author of numerous publications.