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Geraldine Richmond

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Dates

January 17, 1953 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Richmond, Geraldine (Geraldine L.), 1953-

Biography

Abstract

Geraldine Richmond is Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at University of Oregon (2001-present). Other institutional affiliations include Bryn Mawr College. Her research interests include molecular interactions that occur at complex surfaces, and hydrogen bonding characteristics of water surfaces in contact with a variety of media.

Important Dates

January 17, 1953Birth.

1975Obtained BS in Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan (Kan.).

1980Obtained PhD in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1980 – 1985Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr (Pa.).

1985 – presentAssociate Professor of Chemistry (1985-1991); Professor of Chemistry (1991-1998); Director, Chemical Physics Institute (1991-1995); Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1998-2001); and Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry (2001-present), University of Oregon, Eugene (Or.).

1986 – 1989Member, Executive Board, Western Spectroscopy Association.

1986 – 1989Member, Chemistry Advisory Board, National Science Foundation.

1986 – 1989Member, State of Oregon Governor's Science Advisory Board.

1988 – 1991Member, Executive Committee, Coblentz Society.

1989 – 1992Member, Board on Chemical Science and Technology, National Research Council.

1989 – 1992Member, Materials Science Advisory Board, National Science Foundation.

1990 – 1995Member, Laser Science Topical Group Advisory Committee, American Physical Society.

1991 – 1994Member, Board on Solid State Sciences, National Research Council.

1992Fellow, American Physical Society.

1993 – 1994Chair, Frontiers in Science Symposium, National Academy of Sciences.

1993 – 1999Member, U. S. National Advisory Committee, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

1995 – 2000Member (1995-2000) and Chair (1999), Executive Committee, Physical Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society.

1995 – 2003Member (1995-2003) and Chair (1998-2003), Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, United States Department of Energy.

1996 – 2001Member, Council on Chemical Sciences, United States Department of Energy.

1998 – 2014Founder and Chair of Advisory Board, COACh for the Advancement of Women Scientists and Engineers.

1999 – 2006Member (1999-2006); Vice President and Interim President (2004); and Chair, Chancellor's Office of Reorganization Committee (2004-2006), Oregon Board of Higher Education.

2003 – 2007Member, Chemical Sciences Roundtable, National Research Council.

2004Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2005Member, Presidential Advisory Panel, Research Corporation.

2005 – 2006Member, COSEPUP Committee on Women in Academic Science and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences.

2006Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2006 – 2007Chair, Committee of Visitors, Chemistry Division, National Science Foundation.

2006 – 2008Chair, Science Advisory Committee, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

2006 – 2013Member, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, United States Department of Energy.

2007 – 2008Chair, Committee of Visitors, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, United States Department of Energy.

2007 – 2012Chair, Membership Committee, Chemistry Section, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2008 – 2011Chair-Elect/Chair/Former Chair, Chemistry Section, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2008 – 2012Member, Presidential Advisory Board, Research Corporation.

2009 – 2010Chair, Committee of Visitors, Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, United States Department of Energy.

2010 – 2012Member, ADVANCE Advisory Board, U. S. Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

2010 – 2012Member, Women of Color Advisory Board, Harvard University.

2010 – 2015Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2011Fellow, American Chemical Society.

2011Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2011 – 2012Member, Presidential Blue Ribbon Commission on Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences, American Chemical Society.

2011 – 2012Member, Oversight Board, Ames Laboratory.

2012 – 2018Member, National Science Board.

2013Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

2015Awarded National Medal of Science.

Occupation

Physical chemist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

Manhattan (Kan.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Bryn Mawr (Pa.)

Eugene (Or.)

Subjects

Chemistry.

Hydrogen bonding.

Physical chemistry.

Surface (Physics).

Women in science.

Women physicists.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Pimentel, George C.

PhD advisor at University of California, Berkeley, "Time evolution of the gain in the ClF/H₂ rotational chemical laser : evidence for V→R energy transfer."

Institutions

Major Positions

Bryn Mawr College

Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

University of Oregon. Department of Chemistry

Associate Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Chemistry; Director, Chemical Physics Institute; Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Science and Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow; Assistant Secretary for the Sciences; and Chair, Membership Committee, Chemistry Section.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellow; and Chair-Elect/Chair/Former Chair, Chemistry Section.

American Chemical Society

Fellow; Member and Chair, Executive Committee, Physical Chemistry Division; Member, Presidential Blue Ribbon Commission on Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences.

American Physical Society

Fellow; received 2013 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics; and Member, Laser Science Topical Group Advisory Committee.

Ames Laboratory

Member, Oversight Board.

Coblentz Society

Member, Executive Committee.

Harvard University

Member, Women of Color Advisory Board.

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Member, U. S. National Advisory Committee.

Kansas State University

Obtained BS in Chemistry (1975).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member; Chair, Frontiers in Science Symposium; and Member, COSEPUP Committee on Women in Academic Science and Engineering.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Board on Chemical Science and Technology; Member, Board on Solid State Sciences; and Member, Chemical Sciences Roundtable.

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, Chemistry Advisory Board; Member, Materials Science Advisory Board; and Chair, Committee of Visitors, Chemistry Division.

Oregon State Board of Higher Education

Member; Vice President and Interim President; and Chair, Chancellor's Office Reorganization Committee.

Research Corporation

Member, Presidential Advisory Board.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Chair, Science Advisory Committee, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.

United States. Department of Energy

Member, Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee; Chair, Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee; Member, Council on Chemical Sciences; Member, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee; Chair, Committee of Visitors, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division; and Chair, Committee of Visitors, Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD (1980).

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