NEW YORK | United States Secretary of Energy Dr Ernest Moniz has recently been awarded the Cyprus-US Distinguished Merit Award during the Cyprus – US Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Awards Dinner.
Dr Ernest Moniz (photo) is one of the founding members of the Cyprus Institute. He helped to set up and conceptualize the Institute and contributed towards a collaboration agreement between the Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also headed a joint research endeavour on the strategic choices available in relation to the hydrocarbons’ reserves in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Cyprus awarded Moniz in 2008 the Grand Cross of the Order of Makarios III for his contribution to research, technology and education.
– Source: greeknewsonline.com, A. Zoupaniotis