The Pomona College Chemistry Department Presents the 58th Robbins Lecture Series

Geraldine Richmond

February 24-27, 2020

Geraldine Richmond
University of Oregon


Geraldine (Geri) Richmond received her B.S. degree in chemistry at Kansas State University and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley with George Pimentel.  Her first academic appointment was at Bryn Mawr College in 1980.  Since 1985 she has been on the faculty at the University of Oregon where she is the Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry. Her research using laser spectroscopy and computational methods focuses on understanding environmentally and technologically important processes that occur at liquid surfaces.  Richmond is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She has served in leadership roles on many international, national and state governing and advisory boards. She is currently serving as a member of the National Science Board, as Secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and President of Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society. She is recent past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and  as the U.S. Science Envoy to the Lower Mekong River Countries.  Richmond is the founding director of COACh, a grass-roots organization formed in 1998 that has helped over 20,000 women scientists and engineers in career advancement in the U.S. and developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.  

"The Importance of Science in the Future of a Healthy Planet"

Monday, February 24, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.
"The Importance of Global Scientific Engagement"

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
"Surf, Sink or Swim: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Water Surfaces"

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
"Oil on Water: Calming the Seas But Not the Science"

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
"Mulling over Nanoemulsions: Interfacial Molecular Structure, Assembly and Stabilitzation"

The lecture series will be held at:
Seaver North Auditorium
645 N. College Avenue
Claremont, California

(The cross streets are College Avenue & 7th Street)

All lectures are free and open to the public.