Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics

Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics
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ISSN: 2161-0398

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Esther Conwell

Esther Conwell

Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Rochester

Esther Conwell earned a Ph.D. in atomic physics at a time when few women were entering science. Her pioneering semiconductor research earned her a place as one of Discover magazine’s 50 Most Important Women of Science in 2002. Esther M. Conwell, research professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Rochester, has received the 2008 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. 
Research Interest

Conwell’s research, exploring how electric fields affect the movement of electrons in semiconductors, earned her an uncommon triple membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest honors a scientist of engineer can receive. Conwell is the only member of the University of Rochester to hold such a distinction.

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