President’s Address

Thursday, February 11, 2016: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Salon 2 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Dr. Geri Richmond's research using laser spectroscopy and computational methods focuses on understanding the chemistry and physics that occur at complex interfaces, with relevance to important problems in energy production, environmental remediation, and atmospheric chemistry. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Physical Society (APS), Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Association for Women in Science. Richmond has served in leadership roles on many international, national, and state governing and advisory boards. She is a member of the National Science Board and is the U.S. Science Envoy to the Lower Mekong River Countries of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and Thailand. She is founding and current director of COACh, an organization that has helped career advancement for thousands of scientists and engineers in the U.S., Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Awards for her scientific accomplishments include the ACS Olin-Garvan Medal, the Spiers Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the ACS Joel H. Hildebrand Award in Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Liquids, and the APS Davisson-Germer Prize. Awards for outreach and science capacity-building efforts include the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering Mentoring, the ACS Award for Encouraging Women in the Chemical Sciences, the Council on Chemical Research Diversity Award, and the ACS Charles L. Parsons Award.
Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D., University of Oregon
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