“Theoretical Chemistry’s Role in Providing Sustainable Energy”
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University, Networking 5:30 pm; Lecture 6:30 pm; Dinner 7:30 pm
Biography: Emily A. Carter is the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, as well as Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. Her research focuses on developing and applying accurate, efficient quantum mechanics methods that enable discovery and design of materials for sustainable energy. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1982 (Phi Beta Kappa) and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 1987. After a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she spent 16 years at 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. The author of over 350 publications, she has delivered over 500 invited and plenary lectures all over the world and serves on advisory boards spanning a wide range of disciplines. Her scholarly work has been recognized by awards from a variety of entities, including the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Italian Chemical Society, the German Chemical Society, and the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. Professor Carter was elected in 2008 to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2016 to the National Academy of Engineering. You can learn more about her at http:///carter.princeton.edu
Reservations: The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer will begin at 5:30 pm in the CaFe area of Taylor Commons. The lecture will be held in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm followed by dinner in Taylor Commons (CaFe area) at 7:30 pm. Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/). The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for dinner, which is $20 ($10 for students). Please contact Louise Lawter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-428-1475 by May 9 to make reservations. Reservations must be canceled no later than May 14 to avoid being billed for the dinner.