Karen Goldberg Joining Penn Chemistry

Karen I. Goldberg, the Nicole A. Boand Endowed Professor in Chemistry at the University of Washington, will be joining the Penn Chemistry Department in September 2017 as the first Vagelos Professor of Energy Research. Prof. Goldberg will also serve as Director of the new Vagelos Center for Energy Research.


Prof. Goldberg received her A.B. degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Following postdoctoral study at Ohio State University, she joined the faculty at Illinois State University. She later moved to the University of Washington.


Prof. Goldberg is best known for her work developing mechanistic understanding of fundamental organometallic reactions.