Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus, has been named to the board of directors of the California Council on Science and Technology.

Carnesale, who served as chancellor from 1997 to 2006, is a professor of public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. His research and teaching focuses on public policy issues having substantial scientific and technological dimensions.

Carnesale was recognized for his exceptional contribution to science on a global stage, according to the board chairman Charles Kennel.

The California Council on Science and Technology serves as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that engages leading experts in science and technology to advise state policymakers. Carnesale and the board provide strategic vision and direction and hold fiduciary responsibility for the council.