Frances Arnold

Alphabet adds Nobel Prize-winning engineer Frances Arnold to its board

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said Monday that Google’s parent company is adding Frances Arnold, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018, to its board of directors. 

Arnold, a chemical engineer and professor at the California Institute of Technology, won the prize for her work studying the directed evolution of enzymes. She’s only the fifth woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry since it was first awarded in 1901, the New York Times said when she was given the award last year.  

“Frances brings incredible academic and industry expertise with a career spanning chemistry, engineering, renewable energy and more,” Pichai said in a tweet.