Friday, April 21, 2017
Earth Week Coffee Forum - Academia, Career & Disseminating Science in Africa w/ Moureen Kemei PhD
Academia, Career, & Disseminating Science in Africa w/ Dr. Moureen Kemei, Module Engineer at Intel Corporation
Join us for a conversation with former Resnick Postdoctoral Scholar Moureen Kemei. Moureen will discuss her research, career path, diverse background and dream of contributing to the development of future scientists from Africa.
Dr. Moureen Kemei hails from Nairobi, Kenya and is passionate about enhancing education and science opportunities in Africa. As a scholar, she studied structure-property correlations in frustrated magnetic oxides during her PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her expertise is in material characterization using techniques such as high-resolution variable-temperature synchrotron x-ray diffraction, magnetometry, and magneto-capacitance measurements. Through understanding the role of structure in determining material properties, one can create functional materials by design. The American Physical Society (APS) recognized Moureen's PhD work in 2014 through the Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics. After graduate studies, Moureen joined the research group of Professor Sossina Haile at Caltech as a Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Scholar, where she studied the local structure of solid oxide fuel cell materials to understand the role of cation-substitution in enhancing electronic and ionic mobility. She also studied solar fuel generation through the thermochemical process using cation-substituted ceria as a catalyst. In 2015, Moureen joined Intel Corporation as a Module engineer where she is working towards advancing Moore's law.
Caltech students, faculty and staff welcome!