Molina President Obama has selected three foreign-born scholars to serve on his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The first of the three immigrants on PCAST is Mario Molina.

Professor Molina, a Mexican native, is the winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. It was awarded based on his discovering the threat posed by CFCs to the ozone layer. Professor Molina is a member of the Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty at the University of California, San Diego and the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He is also the Director of the Mario Molina Center for Energy and Environment in Mexico City.

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