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Esther Conwell

Research Professor
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Areas of expertise: Electron flow in semicondcutors; electron movement through DNA.

Press contact:
Peter Iglinski

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In the News

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Area commencement ceremonies to honor nearly 17,000 college graduates
May 09, 2013

WXXI AM News - Meet pioneering scientist Esther Conwell
September 15, 2011

Nature (Scitable)
Women in Science
January 04, 2011

National Science Foundation
Esther Conwell heard early in her career that women could not be engineers.
November 24, 2010

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News Releases

University of Rochester's Esther Conwell to Receive National Medal of Science
October 15, 2010

University of Rochester's Esther Conwell, a Pioneering Woman Scientist, to Receive the National Medal of Science
October 15, 2010

Chemist Honored for Encouraging Women in Science
September 11, 2007

Chemistry Professor Honored with Anthony Achievement Award
March 01, 2006

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Prof. Conwell helped launch the computer revolution by explaining how electrons travel through semiconductors. Conwell and physicist Victor Weisskopf developed the Conwell-Weisskopf theory which described how "impurity ions" impede the flow of electrons. She is currently studying the movement of electrons through DNA. Conwell was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Obama in November 2010.