Emily A. Carter
Born November 28, 1960 in Los Gatos, California, USA.
Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics
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Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-5263, USA.
Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences (2008); Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2008);
American Chemical Society Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (2007);
Fellow, Institute of Physics (2004); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2000);
Fellow, American Physical Society (1998); Fellow, American Vacuum Society (1995);
Peter Mark Memorial Award, American Vacuum Society (1995); Medal,
International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (1993);
Exxon Faculty Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry (American Chemical Society, 1993);
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (1993); Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1992);
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Distinguished New Faculty Award (1988);
National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award (1988).
Over 200 scientific articles published in journals of chemistry, physics,
materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied mathematics.
Pioneered merging of ab initio quantum chemistry with molecular dynamics and (kinetic) Monte Carlo methods,
especially as applied to surface chemistry.
Developed linear scaling electronic structure methods for molecules [reducing MRSDCI
from O(N6) to linear]
and materials [orbital-free density functional theory (OFDFT)], including new kinetic energy density functionals
and local pseudopotentials.
Using OF-DFT, accurate mesoscale simulations of main group elements containing up to 1 million atoms have been demonstrated.
Developed embedded correlated wavefunction methods for metals and ab initio DFT+U theories that combine ab initio
quantum chemistry with periodic DFT to treat electronic excited states in condensed matter and strongly correlated materials.
Pioneered fully coupled quantum-continuum mechanics multiscale simulations of materials.
Obtained key insights into e.g., combustion dynamics, the many-body Kondo state,
silicon etching and growth, metal-ceramic interfaces, and chemical degradation and stress-induced failure of metals,
leading to new design principles to protect metals under extreme conditions.