Aziz, Michael J.

Michael J. Aziz received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard in 1984. He spent two years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as Eugene P. Wigner Postdoctoral Fellow developing ion and laser beam materials processing. He has been a member of the faculty at what is now the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences since he joined in 1986 and is now Gene and Tracy Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies.  Aziz has made significant contributions to a number of fields in applied physics and materials science.  Among his recent research interests are novel materials and processes for energy technology and greenhouse gas mitigation. He is co-inventor of the organic aqueous flow battery and directs a multi-investigator research program on stationary electrical energy storage.  He is the Faculty Coordinator for Harvard’s University-Wide Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment, for which he developed a quantitative course on Energy Technology for a group of students in diverse disciplines. He is co-authoring a textbook, “Introduction to Energy Technology: Depletable and Renewable”, to be published by Wiley-VCH.