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George M. Whitesides receives inaugural Dreyfus prize in the chemical sciences
Date:5/6/2009

rch Society's Von Hippel Award, the Welch Award from the Welch Foundation, the American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal, and the Franklin Foundation's Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry. In 1998, he was awarded the National Medal of Science. International recognition includes the Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, the Paracelsus Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society, the UAA-Dhirumbhai Ambani Award of the National Academy of Science in India, and the Prince of Asturias Foundation's Award in Science and Technology.

In addition to his academic research, he has helped found 12 companies in biotechnology and materials science and holds more than 50 patents. He is a member of the board of directors of Theravance, Hughes Research Laboratories, Surface Logix, Nano-Terra, Arsenal Biomedical, Diagnostics for All, and Paper Diagnostics.

Whitesides has served on the Harvard University faculty since 1982. He holds an A.B. degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He has served on numerous advisory boards of the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and NASA, and is currently advising the National Research Council, the Genomics Research Center, and the University of Illinois, among others. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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