analytical research at Rohm and Haas in 1984 after completing an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University. Katie has held positions of increasing responsibility, from research scientist to process chemist to plant laboratory manager to Director of their worldwide Analytical and Computational Competency Network (better known as ACNET).
Katie holds an A.B. in Chemistry (Cum Laude) from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. She was the 2007 President of the American Chemical Society where she championed education, collaboration and innovation, especially related to the Sustainability of Energy, Food and Water.
Dr. Hunt is a member of the MIT Visiting Committee for the Department of Chemical Engineering and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania IGEL (Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership) and the Mayor of Philadelphia’s Sustainability Advisory Board, as well as the National Academies Roundtable for the Science and Technology of Sustainability. Katie holds memberships with the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Sigma Xi and the New York Academy of Science.
Over her professional career, Katie has received numerous awards. Most recently, she received the Outstanding Alumna award from the University of California, Davis (2009); the Smith College Medal (2008); “Best 50 Women in Business” in Pennsylvania (2007); and was elected Fellow by the American Chemical Society – in it’s inaugural class. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007).
In her spare time Katie enjoys yoga, bicycling, judging science fairs, mentoring students and spending time with her family (husband, Wes, and son, James)..
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