Special guest speaker: Professor of Chemistry Dr. Jillian Dempsey

UNC Women in Science and Engineering is pleased to announce special guest speaker, Professor of Chemistry Dr. Jillian Dempsey on Monday, March 11th at 7:00pm in Dey Hall Room 208. In a continued effort to promote thoughtful discussion on gender issues in the STEM fields, we are very excited to have Prof. Dempsey join us to speak about her path to becoming a professor followed by an open question and answer session.

Professor Dempsey received her undergraduate degree at MIT in 2005, and then moved to southern California for graduate school.  Under the direction of Prof. Harry Gray and Dr. Jay Winkler at the California Institute of Technology, she studied the mechanism of cobaloxime-catalyzed hydrogen evolution via time-resolved spectroscopy, completing her PhD in 2010. From 2011-2012, she was an NSF ACC postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Daniel R. Gamelin at the University of Washington, where she she studied the magneto-optical properties of diluted magnetic semiconductor nanocrystals.  Prof. Dempsey began her independent career at UNC last summer and her lab focuses on utilizing inorganic spectroscopy to address challenges associated with developing efficient solar energy conversion processes. In addition to research, she is a strong advocate for science education and outreach programs. Outside of lab she enjoys running, cooking, and exploring her new home state.

This meeting is open to everyone and we look forward to a great meeting!

UNC WISE Executive Board

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