Frances Arnold

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

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    Frances Arnold

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: USA

    Frances Arnold is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awardee, making her the first American woman to receive the award. Speaker Frances Arnold is an expert in employing directed protein evolution, which she has utilized to develop new sources of alternative energy, medicine, and chemicals. Organizations book Frances Arnold to learn about designing new DNA and evolving new enzymes.

    Frances Arnold Speaker Biography

    Keynote speaker Frances Arnold has been working at the California Institute of Technology since 1986. She is the Linus Pauling Professor in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biochemistry.

    In 2018,  she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, making her the first American woman to obtain such an award. Frances was the first to employ directed protein evolution, which she has utilized to develop new sources of alternative energy, medicine, and chemicals.

    In 2011, Nobel Prize speaker Frances Arnold obtained the US National Academy of Engineering’s Charles Stark Draper Prize. In 2013, President Obama awarded her the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Later, in 2016, she received the Millennium Technology Prize. In addition, she is a member of the National Academies of Medicine, Science, and Engineering of the United States.

    BBC named Frances one of the top 100 Women in 2018. Furthermore, she was accepted into the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 2019 after the Pope personally selected her. She has also been a board member at Alphabet Inc. since 2019. With this appointment, Arnold became Google’s parent company’s third female director.

    The Technical University of Denmark gave her the Honorary Doctorate in 2019. In 2020, she became a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

    President Joe Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology named her an external co-chair in January 2021. Her responsibilities included collaborating with President Biden’s transition team to find scientists suitable for positions inside the administration. A significant part of her role was to assist in selecting additional members for PCAST and putting together an agenda for the group’s scientific activities. She hoped to reinstate the role of science in policymaking and decision-making across the government as well as restoring the public’s confidence in science.

    Frances Arnold Speaking Videos

    Frances H. Arnold - Nobel Lecture in Chemistry 2018
    Frances Arnold - New enzymes by evolution