Dr. Clare Muhoro is Professor of Chemistry at Towson University and Director of Competitive Fellowships and Awards in the Office of the Provost. She holds a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Yale University.
At Towson University, Dr. Muhoro and her research students study the role of transition metals in organic transformations in two general areas: (1) synthesis of organic molecules via homogeneous metal-based catalytic hydroborations; and (2) degradation of organic pesticides in tropical aqueous environments.
As a senior science policy advisor and AAAS science at technology policy fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Muhoro worked to promote and develop international research collaborations through several programs and initiatives such as the Big Data and Transboundary Water Collaboration in Southern Africa. These efforts are directed at applying the power of science and technology to addressing critical development challenges in lower- and middle-income countries around the world.
Dr. Muhoro is also involved in efforts to support women in science around the world through her engagement with two organizations. COACh for scientists. COACh is a grass-roots organization that is working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies. The Mentoring Network of African Women (MTAWA) in Academia establishes and builds networks for African women in academia in support of their academic and professional growth and success.