European Academy of Sciences
Member Profile

Emily Carter


Emily Carter
Year of Election
Engineering Division
United States
Country/Region of working/living
United States
Los Angeles
University of California

Emily A. Carter is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) and Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA.  She earned a B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 1987. After a brief postdoc at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she joined the UCLA chemistry and biochemistry faculty in 1988. She moved to Princeton University in 2004, where she spent 15 years jointly appointed in mechanical and aerospace engineering and in applied and computational mathematics. While at Princeton, she held the Arthur W. Marks ’19 and the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professorships, and was the Founding Director of Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. From 2010-2016, she oversaw the construction of its award-winning building and state-of-the-art facilities, the development of novel educational and research programs, and the hiring of its faculty and staff. She then served from 2016-2019 as Princeton’s Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, where she spearheaded major research, education, outreach, and diversity initiatives, before returning to UCLA as EVCP in September 2019.  She has spent her career developing and applying quantum mechanics methods, and in the last dozen years has been focused solely on the design of materials for sustainable energy. The author of over 400 publications, Carter has delivered over 550 invited and plenary lectures worldwide and has served on advisory boards spanning a wide range of disciplines. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including election to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Inventors, and the National Academy of Engineering.