Geri Richmond, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Geri Richmond, U.S. Science Envoy to Southeast Asia and expert in STEM career paths for women

Geraldine 'Geri' Richmond, Presidential Chair

Presidential Chair in Science
Under Secretary for Science and Innovation at the Department of Energy (DOE)
Practice Areas: Water and Water Resources, Environmental Sustainability, Global Science Engagement with the Developing World, STEM Education and Policy, Women in STEM

Research website

Geri Richmond is an academic expert in science, science policy, STEM and women in STEM. Geri has been at the forefront in the development of our understanding of the fundamental properties of surfaces relevant to global environmental and technological issues. She serves as the Under Secretary for Science and Innovation at the Department of Energy (DOE). Geri is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and is a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Physical Society (APS) and the Association for Women in Science. Geri is the founding member and Director of the highly regarded COACh program that provides programs aimed at advancing the careers of women scientists and engineers in the U.S. and round the globe including developing countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East and Central and Southeast Asia.

Recent Media:
Oregon Historical Society names Richmond a history maker (Around the O, March 9, 2020)
Geri Richmond (Oregon Public Broadcasting, April 16, 2019)
Geraldine Richmond named 2018 Priestley Medalist (Chemical & Engineering News, June 7, 2017)
Is NSF feeling the Trump effect on clean energy? (Science Magazine, May 9, 2017)
Science, Engineering and Health Ph.D.s: Where Are They Now? (Inside Higher Ed, April 20, 2017)
Under Trump, scientists could face more sweeping challenges than they did under George W. Bush (The Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2017)
To Advance Science, It's Time to Tackle Unconscious Bias (Live Science, June 9, 2016)
Global science engagement (Science Magazine, Jan. 29, 2016)
US Science Envoy sees tech potential in students (Voice of America, March 9, 2015)
AAAS can help its members build scientific partnerships in developing countries, says Geraldine Richmond (Science, Feb. 27, 2015)
Survey finds Americans largely optimistic about science (USA Today, April 21, 2014)
VIDEO: Geri Richmond: surf, sink or swim (Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, March 1, 2014)