Can Nanotechnology Help Feed The World?
Dr. Maria DeRosa discusses how "intelligent" fertilizers can play
an important role in meeting increased global food demand.
After finishing her undergraduate work in chemistry at Carleton University,
Dr. DeRosa was awarded the University's most prestigious medal-the Governor
General's Silver Medal. She pursued her graduate studies at Carleton under the
guidance of Prof. Robert Crutchley with whom she published several papers in
top journals including the Journal of the American Chemical Society. In 1993,
upon successful completion of her Ph.D., she was presented with a Senate Medal.
She has received several scholarships including an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
that allowed her to do research at the California Institute of Technology from
2004-2005 with Prof. Jackie Barton, a world-leader in DNA sensor research. Her
research during this time was published in the top journal Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences USA. In 2005, she joined the Chemistry Department
at Carleton as an Assistant Professor. She was awarded the John Charles Polanyi
Prize, a prize for promising new researchers, in 2006, and has also been a CFI
Leaders Opportunity grant recipient.
Run time: 15.15 mins