Christine Grant is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State and served for 12 years as the inaugural Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement, responsible for faculty development, promotion and tenure in the College of Engineering. She’s conducted research in surface/interfacial science and developed a green chemical engineering curriculum. Grant is a Fellow, Life Member and 2021 President-elect of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); she’s also a Life Member of SWE, NSBE and AISES.
Grant's been recognized for broadening the participation, promotion and retention of underrepresented minorities and women in STEM as a recipient of the: 2015 AAAS Mentor Award, 2003 NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM); 2019 William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering (AIChE Minority Affairs Committee);2019 Dr. Joseph N. Cannon Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE); 2017 Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network (WEPAN) Bevlee A. Watford Inclusive Excellence Award, American Chemical Society Stan Israel Award for Diversity: SERMACS (2012); Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (2010), and the 2009 Council for Chemical Research (CCR) National Diversity Award.
She’s been a Visiting Senior Scholar at AAAS, Grant Expert and Program Director at NSF. She’s also been active as a PI on multiple NSF ADVANCE grants and served on the advisory board (or consulted with) several ADVANCE schools including Texas A&M, Cornell, Lehigh, U of New Hampshire and the University of Cincinnati promoting institutional transformation in STEM fields. She co-edited the book, “Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor” by Elsevier/ Academic Press and contributed chapters to “Growing Diverse STEM Communities: Methodologies, Impact and Evidence” (2019) and the ACS Book “Overcoming Barriers for Women of Color in STEM Fields” (2020).