New Faculty Profiles

09/21/2015 10:40:13
Douglas Smith
Caltech geochemist Clair Patterson (1922–1995) helped galvanize the environmental movement 50 years ago when he announced that highly toxic lead could be found essentially everywhere on Earth, including in our own bodies—and that very little of it was due to natural causes.
Clair Patterson and distillation apparatus.
10/03/2014 15:18:09
Cynthia Eller
Michael Ewens, who recently joined Caltech as associate professor of finance and entrepreneurship, explains how he discovered venture capital through a summer job and shares his ambitions for his future at Caltech.
Michael Ewens Portrait
09/29/2014 14:07:33
Cynthia Eller
"Everything has a price," the saying goes, and though that might sound cynical, taking the adage seriously can lead to a lifetime of fascinating inquiry. Just ask Richard W. Roll, who recently joined Caltech as the Linde Institute Professor of Finance.
Richard Roll Portrait
09/29/2014 08:51:11
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech's newest assistant professor of electrical engineering, Victoria Kostina, tries to understand the fundamental limits of data transmission in real-world communication systems.
08/12/2014 09:58:52
Cynthia Eller
Xie Chen comes to Caltech after a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley. She recently discussed with us her research interests and ambitions for her Caltech career.
08/05/2014 08:26:24
Cynthia Eller
An interview with Konstantin Batygin, who recently joined the Caltech faculty as assistant professor of planetary science.
05/01/2014 15:37:35
Cynthia Eller
A National Medal of Technology recipient in 2003, Mead is celebrating his 80th birthday on May 1, 2014. He remains as passionate today about science and engineering as he ever was ("There isn't really a time when you're too old to have new ideas," he says).
05/01/2014 12:58:24
Cynthia Eller
Christian Ott, professor of theoretical astrophysics at Caltech, formulates scenarios for what happens when massive stars collapse.
04/02/2014 18:35:26
Cynthia Eller
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Mikhail Shapiro is determined to reveal the mysteries of the brain in situ, in living beings, right down to the cellular level.
03/17/2014 07:51:49
Cynthia Eller
Jamie Bock and his collaborators announced that they have successfully measured a B-mode polarization signal in the cosmic microwave background using the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole.
02/04/2014 09:16:06
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
In addition to his individual research interests in photovoltaic cell development, Atwater is also part of a collaborative effort to advance solar energy research at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
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