C3E 2012: Role of Basic Research in Energy Science and Technology

Angela Belcher, W.M. Keck Professor of Energy, Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Biological Engineering

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The MIT Energy Initiative and the US Department of Energy hosted an invitation-only Women in Clean Energy Symposium on September 28, 2012. This symposium – for leaders who have helped advance the careers of women in clean energy, academics, other experts in clean energy, and students who are studying clean energy disciplines – will help lay the foundation for a broader, continuing effort to enable and support the careers of women in clean energy.

Here you can see Dr. Angela Belcher of MIT discuss research possibilities that can significantly affect the energy industry.

For more information about C3E and to view additional videos from this event, visit the C3E website.

About the Speaker

Angela Belcher
W.M. Keck Professor of Energy in Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prof. Angela Belcher is now the W.M. Keck Professor of Energy in Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering at MIT. She is a materials chemist with expertise in the fields of biomaterials, biomolecular materials, organic-inorganic interfaces and solid state chemistry. The focus of her research is understanding and using the process by which nature makes materials in order to design novel hybrid organic-inorganic electronic and magnetic materials on new length scales. She then uses these materials in applications as varied as solar cells, batteries, medical diagnostics and basic single molecule interactions related to disease. Her research is highly interdisciplinary and brings together the fields of inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and electrical engineering.

Prof. Belcher received her BA in Creative Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991, and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997. She was a member of the faculty of the University of Texas, Austin from 1999 to 2002, and joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002.