Vicki Colvin

Vicki Colvin

Vicki Colvin

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Name Vicki Colvin
Alma Mater University of California, Berkeley Stanford University
Institution AT&T Bell Laboratories Rice University Brown University)
Famous Research Nanotechnology

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Vicki Leigh Colvin (born October 12, 1965) is a Professor of Engineering and Molecular Pharmacology at Brown University.


She earned her bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Physics at Stanford University in 1988.


She completed her doctoral studies in 1994 under the supervision of Paul Alivisatos at the UC Berkeley College of Chemistry.


Colvin was appointed to Rice University in 1996 as part of their expansion in nanotechnology.


She delivered the 2012 Arthur M. Sackler Colloqium, talking about the properties of nanoparticles.


In 2013 Colvin was named by Chemistry of Materials as one of their most highly cited investigators.


She was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007 and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2011.


She became the Vice Provost for Research at Rice University in 2011.


Colvin joined Brown University as Provost in 2014, after a nationwide search.


She stepped down from her role as Provost in June 2015 to focus on her research.