Esselen Award To Chad Mirkin | April 20, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 16 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 16 | p. 58 | Awards
Issue Date: April 20, 2009

Esselen Award To Chad Mirkin

Department: ACS News

CHAD A. MIRKIN, George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University, is the recipient of the 23rd Gustavus J. Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest, sponsored by the ACS Northeastern Section.

The award honors outstanding scientific achievement in scientific and technical work that contributes to the public well-being and has thereby communicated positive values of the chemical profession. It honors the memory of Esselen, past chair of the Northeastern Section and founder of Esselen Research Corp.

Mirkin is being recognized for his invention of the polyvalent oligonucleotide nanoparticle conjugate, pioneering the use of nanoparticles in biodiagnostic systems.


Linda Wang compiles this section. Announcements of awards may be sent to

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