scientist Chad A. Mirkin, a world-renowned leader in nanotechnology research
and its application, has been elected an Einstein Professor of the Chinese Academy
The Einstein Professorship Program is a key initiative of the academy, with
professorships awarded each year to up to 20 distinguished scientists working
around the world at the frontiers of science and technology.
Mirkin will visit China this year for a lecture tour organized by the Chinese
Academy of Sciences.
He is the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College
of Arts and Sciences and professor of medicine, chemical and biological engineering,
biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering. Mirkin also is
director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern.
Mirkin, a member of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology,
is known for his invention and development of biological and chemical diagnostic
systems based upon nanomaterials. In addition, he is the inventor and chief
developer of Dip-Pen Nanolithography, a groundbreaking nanoscale fabrication
and analytical tool, and is the founder of three Chicago-based companies: Aurasense,
Nanosphere and NanoInk.