May 4, 2017
Professor Andrea Liu (Penn State)
Andrea Liu is the fifth female faculty member associated with the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to be elected to the Academy.
 
The former UCLA physical chemistry professor, now the Hepburn Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on May 2, 2017. Liu was a UCLA faculty member from 1993 to 2004.
 
She joins Academy members UCLA biochemistry professors Juli Feigon, Sabeeha Merchant and Joan Valentine and former UCLA physical chemistry professor Emily Carter (Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment;  Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton).
 
Academy member Dr. Margaret Kivelson, Distinguished Professor Emerita of UCLA Department of Space Physics, and friend and supporter of the department, gave the keynote lecture at the Women in Science Luncheon at the Academy’s 154th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 29th. Kivelson is widow of Dr. Daniel Kivelson who was a distinguished UCLA chemistry professor.
 
Academy members at the Women in Science Luncheon at the NAS Annual Meeting - (from left) current faculty members Joan Valentine and Sabeeha Merchant, friend and supporter of the department Margaret Kivelson (Distinguished Professor Emerita, UCLA Department of Space Physics), newly inducted NAS member, Andrea Liu (Hepburn Professor of Physics, UPenn), and current faculty member Juli Feigon.
 
Photo courtesy of Pamela Davis Kivelson.