Frances Arnold, PhD, is a biochemical engineer who pioneered how to harness evolution to create proteins, for which she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2018), becoming the first American woman to do so.

  • First woman to win the Millennium Technology Prize (2016) and the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering (2011).
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation and National Inventors Hall of Fame.
  • Holds more than 60 U.S. patents.
  • Co-founder of three companies in sustainable fuels, chemistry, and agriculture.
  • Member of U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Foreign member of U.K. Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering.

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