Leo Rafael Reif

Leo Rafael Reif
L. Rafael Reif
Reif during the WEF 2013
17th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assumed office
July 2, 2012
Preceded bySusan Hockfield
Personal details
Leo Rafael Reif Groisman

(1950-08-21) August 21, 1950 (age 71)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Spouse(s)Christine Chomiuk
ChildrenJessica and Blake
EducationUniversidad de Carabobo (B.S.)
Stanford University (PhD)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
ThesisDoping process in silicon epitaxy: Transfer function and physicochemical model (1979)
Doctoral advisorJames D. Meindl

Leo Rafael Reif (born August 21, 1950) is a Venezuelan-American electrical engineer, writer and academic administrator. He is the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, succeeding Susan Hockfield on July 2, 2012.[1][2] Reif previously served as the Institute's provost, as the head of MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and as the director of the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories.[3] Reif sits on the boards of the World Economic Forum, the Carnegie Endowment, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Broad Institute, etc.[4][5][6][7]

  1. ^ Bradt, Steve (May 16, 2012). "L. Rafael Reif selected as MIT's 17th president". MIT News Office. Archived from the original on May 18, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Krasny, Ros (May 17, 2012). "Venezuelan-born academic named president of MIT". Reuters. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rafael Reif biography on MIT website". Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  4. ^ "Board of Trustees", World Economic Forum
  5. ^ "Board of Trustees", Carnegie Endowment
  6. ^ "Board of Directors", Council on Foreign Relations
  7. ^ "Board of Directors", Broad Institute

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