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Frances Arnold

Nobel Laureate & Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering & Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology

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Frances Arnold Biography

Frances Hamilton Arnold is an internationally recognized American chemical engineer and Nobel Laureate. Arnold serves as the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology. In 2018, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering the use of directed evolution to engineer enzymes. Since January 2021, she has been an external co-chair of President Joe Biden's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Arnold has used directed evolution to design highly specific and efficient enzymes that can be used as environmentally friendly alternatives to some industrial chemical synthesis procedures. She and others using her methods have engineered enzymes that can carry out synthesis reactions more quickly, with fewer by-products, and in some cases eliminating the need for hazardous heavy metals. At Caltech, Arnold runs a laboratory that continues to study directed evolution and its applications in environmentally friendly chemical synthesis and green/alternative energy, including the development of highly active enzymes (cellulolytic and biosynthetic enzymes) and microorganisms to convert renewable biomass to fuels and chemicals.

In addition to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Arnold has received many awards for her work. She was the first woman to receive the Draper Prize and win the Millennium Technology Prize. She was also the first woman to be elected to all three National Academies in the United States - the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. Arnold was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

Arnold studied mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, where she focused on solar energy research. She studied at Princeton's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, a group of scientists and engineers working to develop sustainable energy sources. The topic would later become the focus of her work. After graduating Princeton, she worked as an engineer at Colorado's Solar Energy Research Institute (now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) where she worked on designing solar energy facilities for remote locations and helped write United Nations position papers. She then continued her studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a doctorate in chemical engineering and became interested in biochemistry.

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    Speaking fees for Frances Arnold, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Frances Arnold are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Frances Arnold, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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    Frances Arnold is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Computer Science, Health and Wellness, Innovation, Science and Engineering, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers, TED, Virtual Speakers.
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    Frances Arnold generally travels from Pasadena, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Frances Arnold for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Frances Arnold for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Frances Arnold or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Nobel Laureate & Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering & Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology

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Frances Arnold Biography

Frances Hamilton Arnold is an internationally recognized American chemical engineer and Nobel Laureate. Arnold serves as the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology. In 2018, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering the use of directed evolution to engineer enzymes. Since January 2021, she has been an external co-chair of President Joe Biden's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Arnold has used directed evolution to design highly specific and efficient enzymes that can be used as environmentally friendly alternatives to some industrial chemical synthesis procedures. She and others using her methods have engineered enzymes that can carry out synthesis reactions more quickly, with fewer by-products, and in some cases eliminating the need for hazardous heavy metals. At Caltech, Arnold runs a laboratory that continues to study directed evolution and its applications in environmentally friendly chemical synthesis and green/alternative energy, including the development of highly active enzymes (cellulolytic and biosynthetic enzymes) and microorganisms to convert renewable biomass to fuels and chemicals.

In addition to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Arnold has received many awards for her work. She was the first woman to receive the Draper Prize and win the Millennium Technology Prize. She was also the first woman to be elected to all three National Academies in the United States - the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. Arnold was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

Arnold studied mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, where she focused on solar energy research. She studied at Princeton's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, a group of scientists and engineers working to develop sustainable energy sources. The topic would later become the focus of her work. After graduating Princeton, she worked as an engineer at Colorado's Solar Energy Research Institute (now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) where she worked on designing solar energy facilities for remote locations and helped write United Nations position papers. She then continued her studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a doctorate in chemical engineering and became interested in biochemistry.

Frances Arnold Videos

  • How I Made Renewable Jet Fuel from Yeast | Frances Arnold
    Nobel laureate in Chemistry Frances Arnold describes how she used enzymes from yeast to help create renewable fuel. Winner of the Nobel Prize in...
  • Frances Arnold - Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life
    Frances Arnold discusses creation of new protein catalysts and expanding the space of genetically encoded enzyme functions.
  • Frances H. Arnold: Nobel Lecture in Chemistry 2018
    Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA.

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  • How do I book Frances Arnold to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Frances Arnold for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Frances Arnold, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Frances Arnold or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Frances Arnold

    Speaking fees for Frances Arnold, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Frances Arnold are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Frances Arnold, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Frances Arnold speak about?

    Frances Arnold is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Computer Science, Health and Wellness, Innovation, Science and Engineering, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers, TED, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Frances Arnold travel from?

    Frances Arnold generally travels from Pasadena, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Frances Arnold’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Frances Arnold for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Frances Arnold for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Frances Arnold or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Frances Arnold is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Frances Arnold for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Frances Arnold generally travels from Pasadena, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cynthia Marshall, Reshma Saujani, Joanna Peña-Bickley, Alice Zhang and Dr. Joel Selanikio. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Frances Arnold for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Frances Arnold Speaker Videos

  • How I Made Renewable Jet Fuel from Yeast | Frances Arnold
    Nobel laureate in Chemistry Frances Arnold describes how she used enzymes from yeast to help create renewable fuel. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 for a technique she created:...
    Frances Arnold - Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life
    Frances Arnold discusses creation of new protein catalysts and expanding the space of genetically encoded enzyme functions.
  • Frances H. Arnold: Nobel Lecture in Chemistry 2018
    Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA.
    Meet Caltech's 2018 Nobel Laureate - Frances Arnold
    Professor Frances Arnold, the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, describes her inspiration and thanks colleagues, students, and staff during a ...
  • TEDxUSC - Frances Arnold - Sex, Evolution, and Innovation
    Have you ever wondered: "Why sex?" Sex is important for evolution, and humans have been tinkering with natural selection to create better plant and animal specimens for millennia. Dr. Frances Arnold...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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