Vagelos Professor in Energy Research
Karen Goldberg joined Penn as the Vagelos Professor in Energy Research. She also serves as the inaugural Director of the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology. Formerly the Nicole A. Boand Endowed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington, Goldberg’s research focuses on developing mechanistic understanding of organometallic reactions relevant to the production of chemicals and fuels. At Washington, she served as Director of the first NSF Phase II Center for Chemical Innovation, the Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis (CENTC).
Goldberg is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships, and prizes, including the International Precious Metal Institute’s Carol Tyler Award and the American Chemical Society’s Award for Organometallic Chemistry. She is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Goldberg has served on the Advisory Boards of several American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry journals, as a member of the Chemistry Selection Committee for Sloan Research Fellowships, and on the International Advisory Committee of the Solvay Institutes.
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About the Donor
P. Roy Vagelos, a chemistry major who graduated from Penn in 1950 before going on to receive a medical degree from Columbia University, is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Merck & Co.