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Michael H. Moloney

Current Positions
Ex-Officio Delegate, Federation Assembly  
Chief Executive Officer, AIP Board of Directors  
Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Physics  
Trustee, AIPF Board of Trustees  
Member, TEAM-UP Together Campaign Committee  

Michael H. Moloney is the ninth CEO of AIP. Since joining AIP in early 2018, Moloney has been leading a strategic transformation effort for the Institute in preparation for its centennial anniversary in 2031. At the core of the transformation is AIP’s commitment to supporting its Member Societies to broaden their impact and achieve results beyond their individual missions and mandates, and to advancing the physical sciences at large through independent research in social science, policy and history.

Prior to joining AIP, Moloney was the director for space and aeronautics at the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. For more than 15 years at the Academies, he was study director or senior staff on about 100 reports on space science, engineering and technology, aeronautics, materials science and engineering, and physics and astronomy.

Previously, Moloney was a foreign service officer for the Irish government for seven years. An experimental physicist by training, Moloney holds a doctorate from Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland. His undergraduate degree in experimental physics is from University College Dublin—where, on graduation, he was awarded the Nevin Medal for Physics.

Moloney is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a fellow of the American Physical Society and a fellow of the London-based Institute of Physics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the organization that manages the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory. He also sits on the Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics (STAA) Inaugural Polaris Council at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Moloney is a recipient of a distinguished service award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.