C. Franklin Goldsmith

  • Franklin Goldsmith is an associate professor in the School of Engineering at Brown University. He currently serves as the undergraduate concentration advisor for the Chemical Engineering Program. Originally from western North Carolina, Prof. Goldsmith received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina in 1999, followed by B.S. in Mathematics and Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2003. From 2003 to 2004, Goldsmith was a Fulbright Scholar in Mathematics at the Frauenhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany and was a visiting graduate student in Applied Mathematics at the University of Freiburg. Goldsmith received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010, under the direction of William H. Green. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral research fellow at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, under Raimund Horn and Robert Schlögl. From 2012 to 2013, Goldsmith was an Argonne Director's Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, under the direction of Stephen Klippenstein and Robert Tranter. Prof. Goldsmith joined the faculty at Brown in January, 2014 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in July, 2021.