Emily Carter, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics and PRISM faculty member, has been elected a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.
The members are chosen from among the scientists of all countries who have distinguished themselves by the value of their scientific work, their role of pioneer or leaders of a school in the broad field of quantum molecular science.
Carter was elected to the academy during its 46th annual meeting held in on June 2009 in Helsinki, Finland.
Carter received her B.S. in chemistry from University of California Berkeley in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 1987. She spent the 16 years on the faculty of UCLA as a professor of chemistry and later of materials science and engineering. She joined the Princeton University faculty in 2004 as professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
and applied and computational mathematics.
In her research, Carter creates state-of-the-art computer simulations that model complex phenomena in chemistry and materials science. The ultimate practical goal of such work is to engineer new nanomaterials -- materials designed on an atom-by-atom level -- that perform better than existing materials or replace them altogether.