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Posted: January 26, 2009
MIT's Michael Strano Joins Nano-C's Scientific Advisory Board
(Nanowerk News) Nano-C, Inc., leading developer of nanostructured carbon materials, today announced that Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Dr. Michael Strano, a renowned carbon nanotube scientist and among the top 1% of highly cited researchers, has joined Nano-C’s Scientific Advisory Board.
“Dr. Strano brings vast expertise to us in fundamental processes that define the optical and electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes,” commented Viktor Vejins, president and CEO of Nano-C, Inc. “We are delighted to have him on board as we look to develop these advanced materials and the applications that they enable.”
Dr. Michael Strano serves as associate professor in the Chemical Engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to MIT, he was a faculty member in the department of Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also held a post-doctoral position with Nobel Laureate Professor Richard Smalley at Rice University. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. Most notable, he is the recipient of the Unilever award of the American Chemical Society (2007), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2006) and the DuPont Young Investigator Award (2004). Dr. Strano has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals and is an inventor/co-inventor on key patents/patent applications. He serves on the editorial board of many professional journals and serves as a consultant to industry.
About Nano-C, Inc.
Located in Westwood, Massachusetts, Nano-C is a leading developer of nanostructured carbon materials, including fullerenes, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) and their chemical derivatives. The company was founded in 2001. Nano-C’s mission is to play a key role in enabling applications of these nanostructured carbon materials and is committed to their responsible development and use. Nano-C is a privately held company. For more information, visit: http://www.nano-c.com/.