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August 23rd, 2006

Carter shapes future breakthroughs

Abstract:
Emily Carter wrestles with a world so tiny that if you were to hold it in your hand you could not feel it or see it. Yet the type of work she does, as a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has the potential for large-scale transformations.

In her research, Carter creates state-of-the-art computer simulations that model complex phenomena in chemistry and materials science. The ultimate practical goal of such work is to engineer new nanomaterials — materials designed on an atom-by-atom level — that perform better than existing materials or replace them altogether.

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Princeton

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