WINTER 2020 DISTINGUISHED LECTURE - Professor Emily Carter

When
Wed, Jan 22 4:00pm
Where
California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium
Speaker Professor Emily Carter
Hosted by
UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
310-825-7071
Description

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series, which is be a department-wide colloquium in a special week with no other seminars! The lecture will target students, faculty, friends, and alumni and will be followed by a reception in the lobby

About the Speaker

Emily A. Carter develops and applies quantum mechanics based computer simulation tools to enable discovery and design of molecules and materials for sustainable energy, including converting sunlight to electricity; producing chemicals and fuels from renewable energy, carbon dioxide, air, and water; and optimizing liquid metal alloys for future fusion reactor walls. The author of over 400 publications, Carter has delivered over 500 invitedand plenary lectures worldwide and serves on advisory boards spanning a wide range of disciplines. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She broke the glass ceiling on several major prizes, including the 2017 Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics from the American Physical Society and the 2018 Award in Theoretical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. Carter received her B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1982 (graduating Phi Beta Kappa) and her Ph.D. In Chemistry from Caltech in 1987. After a brief stay as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she spent the next 16 years on the faculty of UCLA as a professor of chemistry and later also of materials science and engineering. She moved to Princeton University in 2004, where she was the Founding Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment from 2010-2016 before assuming the role of Dean of Engineering and Applied Science in 2016. Carter has been named the executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, Los Angeles, effective Sept. 1, 2019.