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Bartosz Grzybowski Named Kenneth Burgess Professor

The McCormick professor recently authored the book “Chemistry in Motion”

December 11, 2009

EVANSTON, Ill. ---  Bartosz Grzybowski, professor of chemical and biological engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and of chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, has been named the Kenneth Burgess Professor.

Grzybowski's research is highly interdisciplinary, encompassing the fields of chemistry, physics and biophysics. His interests include self-assembly in dynamic and biological systems, nanoscience and nanotechnology, charge-transfer processes, materials synthesis, cell motility and cytoskeletal dynamics. He recently authored the book "Chemistry in Motion: Reaction-Diffusion Systems for Micro- and Nanotechnology" in 2009.

Grzybowski has been the recipient of many fellowships and awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2005, the American Chemical Society Unilever Award in 2006, the Pew Scholarship in 2006, the Sloan Fellowship in 2007, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in 2007 and the Kanig Innovation Award from the German Polymer Society in 2008. He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature and Science and has given invited lectures at more than 60 conferences and seminars. Grzybowski is the director of Northwestern's Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center, recently funded by the Department of Energy.

Grzybowski joined Northwestern's faculty in 2003.

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