|Cherry A. Murray|
Cherry A. Murray is the dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is also the current president of the American Physical Society (APS). 
Prior to her appointment at SEAS on July 1, 2009, Murray was principal associate director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and previously has held numerous research and leadership positions at Bell Laboratories (the last as senior vice president for physical sciences and wireless research).
She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Murray's primary research focus includes the use of light scattering, soft condensed matter, and complex fluids.