“In science, you have to be very humble.”
Juana Acrivos, professor emeritus of chemistry at San Jose State University, reminds us that sometimes we must leave our expectations at the door—with chemistry and, more important, with people.
Since earning her D.Sc. in chemistry from Universidad de la Habana in 1956, Acrivos’s research on solid-state matter has been published in over 100 journals from various countries. She continues to conduct research at Stanford Synchrotron, taking special interest in superconductors and energy-saving layer materials.