Carnegie Mellon University

Congratulations to the 2019 recipient of the Dickson Prize in Science, Dr. Geraldine Richmond, the Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon.  Dr. Richmond's research focuses on important processes that occur at liquid surfaces as they relate to global environmental concerns about adequate clean water resources.

Learn more about Dr. Geraldine Richmond

2019 Dickson Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Lecture: Surf, Sink or Swim: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Water Surfaces

Although the special properties of water have been valued and appreciated for centuries, as scientists we continue to be perplexed by the molecular make-up of water in all its forms.  Equally perplexing is the surface of water, the entry gate for anything going into our water.  This presentation will highlight what we have learned in our laser and theoretical studies about the intriguing molecular characteristics of a water surface and how its behavior plays a role in environmentally important processes.