Executive Manager, Nanofabrication Facility, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Scientist, DSSC
Linda Peteanu received her B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago. She was a postdoctoral associate first at the University of California Berkeley, then at UC Riverside before joining Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. She has received a NSF CAREER award, an NSF Special Creativity Extension, an NSF POWRE (Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education) award and a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. She is currently the Acting Head of the CMU Department of Chemistry since January 2016.
Venkat Viswanathan received his B.Tech and M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India. He then pursued and obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. After a one-year postdoctoral appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined the Department of Mechanic Engineering of Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. He also holds courtesy appointments in the departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. His awards include a National Science Foundation CAREER award, an American Chemical Society PRF Young Investigator award, the Electrochemical Society Daniel Cubicciotti Award, and the Electrochemical Society Herbert H. Uhligh Summer Fellowship.
Robert "Bob" Batterman received his B.A. at Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival in Pittsburgh, he held the Rotman Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science at the University of Western Ontario (2005--2010). Before that he spent 15 years in the Department of Philosophy at Ohio State University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence (Oxford, 2002) as well as several other books.