February 20, 2008 — Angela Belcher, a materials chemist at MIT, studies and uses the processes by which nature makes materials in order
Angela Belcher, materials chemist at MIT.
to design novel hybrid electronic and magnetic materials.
Her keynote lecture, “From Nature and Back Again: Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, Electronics and the Environment
," was hosted by an endowment in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, which was named to honor William Spitzer, a former chair of the materials science department.
Spitzer did outstanding work in solid-state physics, particularly focusing on how it affected the optical and electronic properties of semiconductor materials.
An audio recording of Belcher’s lecture is available by clicking on the following link: