Lunch Break Seminar Series : Latha Venkataraman

Mar 22, 2023

The SEAS DIB Office is excited to announce this week's Lunch Break Seminar! Invited speakers will share their personal background in how they grew interested in pursuing science, followed by discussing exciting research being conducted in their labs. Following each seminar is a catered lunch with foods from the speaker's cuisine of choice. 


Next week's speaker is Dr. Latha Venkataraman from the department of Applied Physics at Columbia University. Her lab specializes in fabricating and studying single molecule circuits. Lunch will be provided from Punjab Express.

Speaker Bio

Latha Venkataraman received her Bachelor's degree in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993 where she did her undergraduate thesis with Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus and her Ph. D. in 1999 with Prof. Charles Lieber. She worked as a research scientist at Vytran Corporation from 1999 to 2002. In 2003, she joined Columbia University as a research scientist. She started as an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University in 2007, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2012 and Professor in 2016. She is currently Lawrence Gussman Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Chemistry. Latha Venkataraman has also served as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs between January 2019 and July 2022. Prominent awards she has received include the National Science Foundation Career Award, Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, and the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Chemistry. Latha Venkataraman currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Advisory Board of Chemical Science.


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