OHSU Mark O. Hatfield Lecture features outgoing U.S. Secretary of Energy

04/10/13  Portland, Ore.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu, Ph.D., will discuss his vision for the future of energy


Human health and well-being depend on a healthy global environment. Oregon Health & Science University’s upcoming Mark O. Hatfield Lecture speaker, Steven Chu, Ph.D., will discuss how innovations in technology and public policy can help us lead the world to a sustainable future. Chu is a distinguished physicist, co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics and the outgoing U.S. Secretary of Energy.

The Mark O. Hatfield Lecture is a special presentation of the Marquam Hill Lecture Series, which features a variety of experts providing free lectures on topics that greatly impact the health of Oregonians. OHSU is pleased to concurrently welcome Chu as a 125th anniversary lecturer.

Chu has served as the U.S. Secretary of Energy since January 2009. Prior to this appointment, Chu was director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab where he led the lab in pursuit of alternative and renewable energy technologies. He also taught at the University of California as a professor of physics and molecular and cell biology.

After his service as secretary of energy, Chu will return to Stanford as a faculty member of the Physics and Molecular and Cellular Physiology Departments.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 6 p.m.


OHSU Auditorium (Old Library building)3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239


The lecture is free, but seating is limited and reservations are requested. Click here to make a reservation. For more information, call 503 494-0768 or send an email.

About the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture

The late Sen. Hatfield was a tireless advocate for scientific and medical research and for Oregon’s system of higher education. That advocacy made possible the Oregon Health & Science University we know today. To honor his legacy, OHSU hosts an annual Mark O. Hatfield Lecture.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with approximately 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.