Professor Michael S. Strano is currently the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his BS from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn (NY) and PhD from the University of Delaware, both in Chemical Engineering. He was a post doctoral research fellow at Rice University in the departments of Chemistry and Physics under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Richard E. Smalley. From 2003 to 2007, Michael was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before moving to MIT. His research focuses on biomolecule/nanoparticle interactions and the surface chemistry of low dimensional systems, nano-electronics, nanoparticle separations, and applications of vibrational spectroscopy to nanotechnology.
Michael is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including a 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for scientists and engineers, a 2006 Beckman Young Investigator Award, the 2006 Coblentz Award for Molecular Spectroscopy, the Unilever Award from the American Chemical Society in 2007 for excellence in colloidal science, the 2008 Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society, the 2008 Allen P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the 2009 Office of Naval Research, Young Investigator Award and selected as a member of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 in 2009, 2011, Thompson Reuters, ranked 19th of the Top 20 Chemists of the decade 2000-2010, 2011 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2012 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineering, 2014 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientist (Finalist; Chemistry) and 2014 Selection for Defense Science Study Group, Department of Defense.
Michael S. Strano
Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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