Karen Goldberg Named 2023 American Chemical Society Fellow

Karen Goldberg

Karen Goldberg, Vagelos Professor of Energy Research in the Department of Chemistry, has been named a 2023 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. She joins 41 other scholars recognized for their “outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the ACS.”
Goldberg’s research focuses on the development of new catalytic systems to efficiently produce chemicals and fuels from a range of available feedstocks. Work in the lab looks at both highly saturated feedstocks, such as natural gas and alkanes, and highly oxygenated materials like CO2 and those found in biomass. Ultimately, the research aims to develop new environmentally responsible and economically viable methods to convert feedstocks to more valuable organic products.
Goldberg is also inaugural director of the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology, which brings together scientists from around the Penn campus to address the challenge of providing the energy that society needs in a way that respects the rights and interests of future generations.

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