Professor Emilie Ringe is an assistant professor of Materials Science and Nanoengineering, as well as an assistant professor of Chemistry at Rice University. She earned her B.A./M.S. (summa cum laude) as well as her Ph.D. from Northwestern University where she held a Presidential Fellowship. Then, Prof. RInge completed a research fellowship at the University of Cambridge before taking a professorship at Rice University. A central theme of Prof. Ringe’s research is to use and develop atomic resolution structure and composition analysis tools in order to unravel properties of catalytic and plasmonic nanomaterials. In particular, her group focuses on identifying and characterizing the structural and compositional features of multicomponent nanomaterials. These are critical to control sensing, plasmonic light localization, and catalysis. Their aim is to to develop new functional nanomaterials for monitoring and controlling reactions on the nanoscale. Check out her website here.