Emily Carter, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and associated faculty member in chemistry, has won the 2015-16 Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry. She is the first professor at Princeton to receive this honor.
The prize was established in 1991 with funds donated by Dr. Elizabeth S. Hirschfelder and Joseph O. Hirschfelder, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and distinguished leader in the field of theoretical chemistry.
Carter is the Founding Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and holds a joint appointment as Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Applied and Computational Mathematics. As an expert in the area of ab initio electronic structure theory quantum mechanics her research applies theoretical insights towards the development of new energy technologies. Her work has combined quantum mechanics, applied mathematics and solid-state physics to construct highly advanced theoretical methods.
Carter will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison from Oct. 19-21, 2015 and deliver a scientific lecture to the Department of Chemistry.