David Keith

David Keith

  • Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Public Policy (HKS)


David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology and public policy for twenty years. He took first prize in Canada's national physics prize exam, won MIT's prize for excellence in experimental physics, and was listed as one of TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment 2009 (article). David’s academic appointments are at Harvard where he serves as the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard Paulson School and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. David divides his time between Boston and Calgary where he serves as President of Carbon Engineering a start-up company developing industrial scale technologies for capture of CO2 from ambient air.

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Office:262 Mallinkcrodt-Hoffman Link (12 Oxford Street)
Assistant:Lori Reck
Assistant Office:278 Link, Mallinckrodt Building
Assistant Phone:617-495-5922

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