Dr. Peter Eisenberger




Dr. Peter Eisenberger is the co-founder of Global Thermostat. A renowned scientist, corporate research executive, business entrepreneur, and leading academic, Dr. Eisenberger started his career at Bell Labs, where he pioneered the use of particle accelerators to produce intense X-rays to conduct basic research on the fundamental properties of materials. Dr. Eisenberger was then recruited by Exxon, following the oil shocks of the late 1970s, to lead their Physical Sciences R&D laboratory, where he led a team of international scientists looking at alternative energy technologies, including solar energy. He left Exxon for Princeton University, where he was appointed Professor of Physics and founded the Princeton Material Institute, which focused on multidisciplinary applied research in environmental technologies among others. In 1996, Dr. Eisenberger joined Columbia University where he was appointed Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Vice-Provost, and founding Director of the Columbia Earth Institute and Director of the renowned Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Dr. Eisenberger holds degrees in physics from Princeton and Harvard.