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June 10th, 2008

NU prof wins $3M Defense fellowship

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Chad Mirkin, a professor at Northwestern University and founder of Chicago-based Nanosphere Inc. and NanoInk, has been selected as one of six scientists each receiving up to $3 million to do unclassified research for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Mr. Mirkin, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern, will receive $600,000 a year over the next five years as part of the Defense Department's new National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows Program. The program encourages research that can be applied to sensors, surveillance, information security and cyber protection.

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