Dr. Graciela Blanchet, a pioneer in the field of organic electronics, has
been named Chief Technology Officer at Nano
Terra, Inc., a leading surface engineering and nanotechnology development
company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Blanchet joins Nano Terra from DuPont where she was a Fellow in the Central
Research Department. During her 25-year tenure at DuPont, Dr. Blanchet made
important scientific and development contributions and led multiple early-stage
- Her innovative research in the area of carbon nanotube conducting composites
earned DuPont recognition by Scientific American as one of the top 50 leaders
shaping the future of technology.
- Her work on laser ablation of polymers led to business opportunities in
digital color proofing, thermal color filters and printed electronics.
- Most recently, Dr. Blanchet, an expert in materials for nano- and micro-scale
patterning, printing techniques and fabrication methods, led a DuPont team
working on high resolution printing of electronic circuits.
Dr. George Whitesides, Nano Terra’s Chairman and Head of Scientific Advisory
Board, said, “It is an exciting opportunity for Nano Terra to have a talent
of Graciela’s caliber on board. Her deep experience in printed electronics,
material sciences and physics match very well with the Company’s core
scientific competencies. Her extraordinary talents and experience will complement
our impressive bench of world-class scientists. We are delighted to be working
with her as a collaborator and partner.”
Dr. Blanchet said, “It is a privilege to be working with Professor Whitesides
and his talented team at Nano Terra. The company’s collaborations with
leading companies – like 3M, Merck, Bayer MaterialScience and Honeywell
Aerospace – to apply unique nano- and micro-scale technologies to meet
specific demanding technology needs underscore the breadth of Nano Terra’s
intellectual property and the depth of its scientific team. I am thrilled to
“This reflects another step in our company’s growth and an affirmation
of our model,” said Nano Terra CEO Myer Berlow. “Graciela’s
expertise in real-world applications of nano- and micro-technology will strengthen
our ability to undertake an even wider range of new projects in collaboration
with top industrial and manufacturing companies. We are excited to have her
on board to lead our scientific teams.”
Dr. Blanchet is a member of scientific advisory boards at several institutions,
including Cornell University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She holds more
than 100 U.S. patents and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles. A native
of Argentina, Dr.
Blanchet received a M.Sc. from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in
Physics from Brown University. She held a post-doctoral position in Prof. A.
Heeger’s group at the University of California at Santa Barbara.