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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

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