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Samuel I. Stupp

Samuel I. Stupp
Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Medicine
Director, Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine
Northwestern University

Professor Samuel Stupp obtained his B.S. in chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in materials science from Northwestern University. He spent 18 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was the Swanlund Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Bioengineering. In 1999, he joined the faculty at Northwestern as Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Medicine, and later was appointed Director of Northwestern's Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine.
Professor Stupp is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Spanish Royal Academy of Pharmacy. He is also a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the World Technology Network, and the World Biomaterials Congress. His awards include the Department of Energy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Materials Chemistry, a Humboldt Senior Award, the Materials Research Society's Medal Award, the American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry, and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Award in Hong Kong. He has held the appointment of Joliot Curie Professor at Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chemie in Paris, Merck-Karl Pfister Visiting Professor in Organic Chemistry at MIT, Visiting Professor at the Institut de Science et d'Ingenierie Supramoléculaires in Strasbourg, and is currently Distinguished Professor of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

In 2009, Professor Stupp received an honorary doctorate from Eindhoven University for revolutionary research in complex molecular systems, and in 2011 an honorary doctorate from the National University of Costa Rica. His research is focused on self-assembly and supramolecular materials with special emphasis in regenerative medicine, cancer therapies, and solar energy.


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