Carter Delivers Hofmann Lecture
The German Chemical Society selected Emily Carter, director of Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, to give its biennial August Wilhelm Hofmann lecture, which she delivered in Bremen, Germany, on Sept. 4.
Carter gave a talk titled "How Quantum Mechanics Can Help Solve the World's Energy Problems." (View a post-lecture interview here.)
Carter, who is an associated faculty member of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the Gerhard Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied and computational mathematics.
Carter's work has focused on developing fundamental mathematical models in physical chemistry. Lately she has applied this work to designing materials for energy applications, including exploring novel materials for solar energy conversion to electricity and water splitting, metal alloy design for fusion reactor walls, and optimization of lightweight metal alloys to improve vehicle fuel efficiency.