Weiss wins ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry
CBES senior investigator Emily Weiss has been recognized with the 2021 ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry, the American Chemical Society announced. Weiss, the Mark and Nancy Ratner Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern, is scheduled to be honored along with the other national award winners in March at the ACS 2021 Spring Meeting in San Antonio.
Researchers develop new set of colloidal crystals
In work supported by the Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science, researchers demonstrated a new method for engineering colloidal crystals using metal-organic framework nanoparticles chemically modified with DNA. These materials have potential applications in chemical detection and decontamination, among other functions relevant to energy.
CBES senior investigator Chad Mirkin was corresponding author of the paper.
Whitesides to receive honorary degree from Northwestern
CBES senior investigator George Whitesides will receive an honorary degree from Northwestern University during a virtual commencement ceremony on June 19.
Whitesides is the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor at Harvard University and has made seminal contributions in the areas of chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, drug discovery and medical diagnostic systems for underdeveloped regions, among many others. His prolific and wide-reaching work has led to the development of materials for robotic systems, surface chemistries for drug discovery assays and methods for microfabrication.