Angela Belcher

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering

Primary Impact, Materials, Research Type

Contact Info

Office Phone: 617-324-2800
Office: 76-561A


Assistant Name: Gerri Powers
Assistant Email:
Assistant Phone: 617-253-7420


Professor Angela Belcher is a materials chemist with expertise in biomaterials, biomolecular materials, organic-inorganic interfaces, and solid-state chemistry. Her work focuses on evolving organisms to build new materials and devices for clean energy, electronics, the environment, and medicine.


Professor Belcher received a BS in creative studies in 1991 and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997. She was awarded the 24th annual MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the 2004 Four Star General Recognition Award. In 2006 she was named Scientific American’s Research Leader of the Year. Her work has been published in many prestigious scientific journals, including Science and Nature, and has been reported on in various publications, including FortuneForbesDiscoverThe New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Awards & Honors

Elected member, National Academy of Sciences
Xconomy Award, Innovation at the Intersection
Fellow, National Academy of Engineers
Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
Lemelson - MIT Prize