Almløf-Gropen Lecture 2016: Professor Emily Carter

Title: Quantum Solutions for a Sustainable Energy Future

 Emily Carter,

The Almløf-Gropen Lecturer of  2016 is Professor Emily Carter, Princeton University, USA..


Emily Carter is Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Applied and Computational Mathematics at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.  She received her B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 1987. She is the author of more than 335 publications and has delivered more than 500 invited lectures all over the world. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honours.

Quantum Solutions for a Sustainable Energy Future


The current energy landscape is unsustainable; the burning of fossil fuels is causing tremendous harm to the planet, threatening the survivability of civilization as we know it. Using quantum mechanical computational methods, we explore the viability of alternative clean energy strategies for conversion of sunlight to electricity and fuels, clean and efficient combustion of biodiesel, and optimization of robust materials for fusion reactor walls.










Published June 2, 2016 12:57 PM - Last modified June 2, 2016 2:36 PM