Angela Belcher

Professor Angela Belcher, who Rolling Stone put on its 2009 list of “100 People Who Are Changing America,” discusses the challenges around harnessing the biology of nature to sculpt and grow new inorganic materials for improved solar cells, advanced batteries, and cancer treatment. Topics include the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to science, the delicate balance between support for fundamental and applied research, and why this is the most fantastic time to pursue science and engineering.