Emily A. Carter is the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, as well as Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech. After a brief postdoc at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she spent 16 years as a faculty member at UCLA. She moved to Princeton in 2004 and was the founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment from 2010 to 2016. She has published more than 380 peer-reviewed research articles and delivered over 540 invited/plenary lectures at conferences and other venues worldwide. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including election to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.