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Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016
For outstanding contribution to nanomaterials engineering, development and application widely used both academically and commercially as diagnostic and therapeutic agents

AIMBE Fellow, Chad Mirkin, elected foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Via Northwestern University | November 29, 2017

In a rare honor for an American university, three Northwestern University scientists — Sir Fraser Stoddart, Chad Mirkin and Yonggang Huang — have been elected foreign members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The three were selected for their scientific achievements and contributions to promoting the development of science and technology in China.

Election to the academy is one of the highest honors that China bestows on a citizen of a foreign country. The Chinese Academy of Sciences elects new academicians and foreign members biennially. This year, the academy selected 16 foreign scientists from eight countries, including the three from Northwestern.

“To be recognized by the Chinese Academy as a foreign member is a wonderful honor that reflects the global impact our research in chemistry and nanoscience is having,” said Mirkin, director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry… Continue reading.

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Chad Mirkin receives 2017 Wilhelm Exner Medal in Austria

Via Northwestern University | October 20, 2017

Northwestern University’s Chad A. Mirkin received a prestigious 2017 Wilhelm Exner Medal at an award ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna on Oct. 19. He and CERN Director-General and particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti were each recognized with a medal at the ceremony.

The award is in recognition of Mirkin’s invention of spherical nucleic acids (SNAs), which are used in materials engineering, extracellular and intracellular molecular diagnostics, gene regulation and immune modulation. They form the basis for more than 1,600 commercial products, including three drugs that are in human clinical trials.

Mirkin joins an illustrious list of laureates that includes 21 Nobel Prize winners and scientific luminaries, such as Lord Ernest Rutherford, known as the father of nuclear physics; Charles H. Townes, inventor of the laser; and Stefan Hell, a 2016 Nobel laureate who pioneered super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. The medal has been awarded since 1921 by the Austrian Industry Association, Österreichischer Gewerbeverein (ÖGV) to scientists and inventors whose work has opened new possibilities in industrial applications.

“Any time one’s work is recognized with one of another country’s highest scientific honors, it is an extraordinary acknowledgment and validation of a life’s pursuit,” Mirkin said. He is the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern… Continue reading.

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Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., Director, International Institute for Nanotechnology; George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, Medicine, Materials Science, Northwestern University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Mirkin was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contribution to nanomaterials engineering, development and application widely used both academically and commercially as diagnostic and therapeutic agents.

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