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Women in Chemistry: Uma Chowdhry

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Published on Sep 10, 2012

An ambitious teenaged Uma Chowdhry left her home in India to study chemistry in the United States, determined to win a Nobel Prize. But after falling in love with materials science, the study of solids at the molecular level, Chowdhry decided to work in industrial research.

0:41 Life in Mumbai
3:11 Caltech and life in the States
5:46 Finding a niche: materials science
7:43 Marriage and materials at MIT
8:43 Taking on DuPont
11:15 Going global

To read more about Chowdhry and explore The Catalyst Series: Women in Chemistry, visit http://chemheritage.org/WomenInChemis....

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