Hoyt C. Hottel Lecture in Chemical Engineering – 2013

How Quantum Mechanics Can Help Solve the World’s Energy Problems


Emily A. Carter

Emily A. Carter
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University

December 4, 2013
3:00 p.m., 66-110
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Emily Ann Carter is the Founding Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. Her current research is focused entirely on developing and applying quantum mechanics methods to enable design of molecules and materials for sustainable energy, including converting sunlight to electricity and fuels, providing clean electricity from solid oxide fuel cells, clean and efficient biofuel combustion, optimizing lightweight metal alloys for fuel-efficient vehicles, and characterizing hydrogen isotope incorporation into plasma facing components of fusion reactors. Professor 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. The author of over 285 publications, she has delivered more than 450 invited lectures all over the world and serves on numerous international advisory boards spanning a wide range of disciplines.  Her scholarly work has been recognized by a number of national and international awards and honors from a variety of entities, including election to the National Academy of Sciences in 2008.

You can learn more about her at http://carter.princeton.edu.