Gregory J. McRae
Gregory McRae is the Hoyt C. Hottel Professor of Chemical Engineering and an executive director of Morgan Stanley. He received his undergraduate training in Australia at Monash University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). His research and teaching is focused on three areas: risk management, energy / environmental systems, and the design of chemical processes that lead to improvements in both environmental quality and economic returns.
Greg is the author of numerous articles and books and was a recent co-author of two influential MIT studies, "The Future of Coal" and "The Future of Natural Gas," both of which led to changes in U.S. Government energy policies. For his research, he has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Presidential Young Investigator award, an AAAS White House Fellowship, the Frontiers of Computational Science award, and the Niccograph Scientific Visualization Prize. Currently, he is an executive director at Morgan Stanley, where he is involved in risk management and in the development of the firm's next-generation financial analysis systems to facilitate the front-to-back execution of all Institutional Securities businesses.
Greg is a member of many government, industrial, and policy advisory boards, including the National Research Council and the National Academy of Engineering. He is the founder of several companies that provide services to the chemical, microelectronics, and energy sectors. He is an avid jazz musician and documentary filmmaker.