Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D. was originally appointed to the California
Energy Commission by Governor Gray Davis in April 2000. He was
reappointed by Governor Schwarzenegger January 26, 2005.
Dr. Rosenfeld received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1954 under Nobel laureate
Enrico Fermi, then joined the Department of Physics at the University of
California at Berkeley. There he joined, and eventually led, the Nobel
prize-winning particle physics group of Luis Alvarez at Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory until 1974. At that time, he changed to the
new field of efficient use of energy, formed the Center for Building
Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and led it until
1994. The Center developed electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps
(which led to compact fluorescent lamps), low-emissivity windows, and
the DOE-2 computer program for the energy analysis and design of
buildings, for which Dr. Rosenfeld was personally responsible.
Dr. Rosenfeld received the Szilard Award for Physics in the Public
Interest in 1986, and the Carnot Award for Energy Efficiency from the
U.S. Department of Energy in 1993.
On June 21, 2006, Dr. Rosenfeld received the Enrico Fermi Award, the
oldest and one of the most prestigious science and technology awards
given by the U.S. Government. This award was presented by U.S. Energy
Secretary Samuel W. Bodman, "...on behalf of the President of the United
States for a lifetime of achievement ranging from pioneering scientific
discoveries in experimental nuclear and particle physics to innovations
in science, technology, and public policy for energy conservation that
continue to benefit humanity. This award recognizes scientists of
international stature for their lifetimes of exceptional achievement in
the development, use, control, or production of energy." This award is
particularly important to Dr. Rosenfeld because he was one Enrico
Fermi's last graduate students.
Dr. Rosenfeld is the co-founder of the American Council for an Energy
Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the University of California's Institute for
Energy Efficiency (CIEE), and the Washington-based Center for Energy and
Climate Solutions (CECS). From 1994-1999 Dr. Rosenfeld served as Senior
Adviser for the U. S. Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.