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Ralph Cicerone graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering, and obtained masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois. He joined the University of Michigan as a research scientist, later holding faculty positions in electrical and computer engineering. In 1978 he moved to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego as a research chemist. He was appointed senior scientist and director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado in 1980. He held this position until 1989 when he joined the University of California, Irvine as Professor of Earth System Science and chaired the department of Earth System Science from 1989 to 1994, when he became Dean of Physical Sciences. In 1998 he became Chancellor of UC Irvine and served in that position until 2005, when he left to head the National Academy of Sciences. Cicerone currently holds the titles Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Earth System Science.

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Ralph Cicerone