Angela Belcher is the W. M. Keck Professor of Energy, Materials Science & Engineering, and Biological Engineering at MIT. A materials chemist, her primary research focus is evolving new materials for energy, electronics and the environment. She received her B.S. Ph.D., and did postdoctoral work at the University of California, Santa Barbara.Thereafter she became assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin, until joining the MIT faculty in 2002. In the past decade she has founded two start-ups and has received numerous national awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and a Four Star General Recognition Award from the U.S. Army. Among notable recognition in the popular press, Scientific American named Angela “Research Leader of the Year” in 2006, Time magazine named her a “Hero” in 2007 for her research on Climate Change and, in 2009, Rolling Stone named her one of "100 People Who Are Changing the World."