President of Carnegie Institution for Science
Dr. Eric D. Isaacs begins his tenure as the 11th president of the Carnegie Institution on July 2, 2018. Isaacs joins Carnegie from the University of Chicago where he has been the Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Physics and the James Franck Institute Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories.
As Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories, Isaacs supervised sponsored research and research proposal development across the University of Chicago. He also oversaw entrepreneurship programs and technology transfer, research safety, research computing, several research institutes and three national laboratories on behalf of the university. Isaacs served as CEO of UChicago Argonne, LLC, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory and is a member of the boards for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory. He represented the university as a founding member of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization—of which Carnegie is a founding member .
As president of Carnegie, Isaacs oversees the research and business functions across six research sites on the East and West Coasts.