Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture: Dr. Frances Arnold
Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The 2022 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture, featuring Nobel Laureate Dr. Frances Arnold, will be held at the Science History Institute.
This is an in-person event. The recording of the lecture will be posted on the website of the Science History Institute at a later date.
Frances Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018 for pioneering directed enzyme evolution and has used directed protein evolution for applications in alternative energy, chemicals, and medicine. Arnold was recently appointed co-chair of President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Other awards include the Charles Stark Draper Prize of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (2011), the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2011), and the Millennium Technology Prize (2016). She has been elected to the U.S. National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering, and was appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 2019. Arnold co-founded three companies in sustainable chemistry and renewable energy (Gevo, Provivi, Aralez Bio) and serves on the boards of several public and private companies. She earned a BS in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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