Coalition for Green Capital Welcomes Dr. Mung Chiang to Board of Directors

Washington, DC— The Coalition for Green Capital announces the appointment of Mung Chiang to its Board of Directors. Chiang, who previously served as the Science and Technology Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State in 2020, played a pivotal role in advancing technology diplomacy and enhancing national security for the U.S. government. Since 2023, Mung Chiang has served as President of Purdue University, known for its excellence at scale in education and research including STEM disciplines. Purdue’s robust and growing programs in environmental health and engineering, small modular reactors, EV battery and charging highway, and hydrogen innovation economy further underscore Chiang’s commitment to renewable energy and sustainability. He is recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy as an inaugural member of the Board of Directors for the DOE affiliated Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation. 

President of Purdue University, Mung Chiang, said, “I’m excited to be involved in the deployment of a national renewable energy platform for the entire United States. This is a matter of urgency for national security and economic growth. I also look forward to opportunities for Purdue’s researchers and students to be involved in this activity.”

CGC Chief Executive Officer Reed Hundt said, “I have long been proud to call President Chiang a friend, and I’m delighted to invite him to our board as a colleague. We will benefit greatly from his wisdom and intelligence.”

Chairman of the CGC Board, Bryan Garcia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Green Bank, said, “As the chairman of the board, I am delighted to welcome Mung Chiang as our new fellow board member. We have a great need for his academic expertise and unique perspective on the importance of renewable energy for national security.”

Mung Chiang is the 13th president of Purdue University and the Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was previously the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering and executive vice president for strategic initiatives at Purdue University, as well as the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. 

Chiang founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009 and then founded several startup companies and industry consortia in edge computing. As the Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State in 2020, he initiated tech diplomacy programs for the U.S. government. Currently he serves on the inaugural board of the U.S. Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation and several corporate and nonprofit boards. 

Chiang received his BS (1999), MS (2000) and PhD (2003) from Stanford University and an honorary doctorate (2024) from Dartmouth College. For his research in communication networks, he received the NSF Alan T. Waterman Award (2013), as well as the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2012), the IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award (2022) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2014). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Class of Mathematical and Physical Sciences 2024), the National Academy of Inventors (2020) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (2020).

About the Coalition for Green Capital
The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), operating as the American Green Bank Consortium, is a 501(c)(3) organization specifically chartered to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat other forms of air pollution, and address climate and energy-related environmental injustice. Green banks are a proven finance model that utilizes public and philanthropic funds to mobilize private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other decarbonization technologies. For over a decade, the Coalition for Green Capital has been at the forefront of the Green Bank movement, collaborating at the federal, state, and local levels in the U.S. and internationally. Learn more at

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