Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai stated Monday that Google’s moms and dad business is including Frances Arnold, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018, to its board of directors.
Arnold, a chemical engineer and teacher at the California Institute of Technology, won the reward for her work studying the directed advancement of enzymes. She’s just the 5th lady in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry because it was very first granted in 1901, the New York Times stated when she was offered the award in 2015.
“Frances brings incredible academic and industry expertise with a career spanning chemistry, engineering, renewable energy and more,” Pichai stated in a tweet.
“I’ve long admired Alphabet’s commitment to technology and research, and to improving the lives of people around the world, and I’m excited to be a part of that,” Arnold stated in a declaration.
The consultation comes a week after Alphabet revealed bombshell modifications to its business structure. Larry Page and Sergey Brin stated their stepping down from executive management functions at Alphabet, leaving Pichai to run the whole corporation. Page and Brin, nevertheless, will maintain ballot control over its board.
Arnold, who matured in Pennsylvania, got her bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, then got her doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.