John H Marburger III, past Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

John Marburger

John Harmen Marburger III was an American physicist who directed the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the administration of President George W. Bush, serving as the Science Advisor to the President from 2001 to 2009.

Marburger advocated for the development of improved tools for assessing the impact of federal R&D and informing science policy decisions through the emerging interdisciplinary science of science policy.

Marburger had an interesting career in science policy, serving as President of Stony Brook University and Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory. Science Policy Up Close (by Marburger and co-author Robert P. Crease) presents Marburger’s reflections on the challenges science administrators face in the twenty-first century.