Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Angela Belcher to Speak at UCSB Dec 4th

Prof Belcher's work really highlights some of the nuances we are trying to understand in our study of the process of innovation. This should be an excellent program.

Angela Belcher

Germehausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT

Monday, December 4, 2006
2:00 pm / Refreshments at 1:40 pm
1001 Engineering Science Building

A Biological Tool-Kit for the Synthesis and Assembly of Materials for Electronics and Energy

The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies is honored to present a seminar by Angela Belcher. Professor Belcher is an alumna of UCSB, with a B.S. in biology from the College Creative Studies, and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. In June 2006, the UCSB Alumni Association presented her with a Distinguished Achievement Award.

Professor Belcher serves as the MIT coordinator for the ICB. Her research uses nature as a guide in making novel materials for electronics and energy. She was named “Research Leader of the Year” by Scientific American in 2006 for "the use of custom-evolved viruses to advance nanotechnology.” She has received many national awards, including a prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" fellowship for her extraordinary work in bionanotechnology.

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