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George Whitesides accepts inaugural Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences
Date:10/5/2009

s that have significantly advanced the field of chemistry and its societal benefits. His research extends across multiple disciplines, centered on chemistry, but touching biochemistry, drug design, and materials science. His work extends to the engineering of functional systems and the applications of these systems in areas ranging from biology to microelectronics.

George Whitesides has received many prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Science, the Priestley Medal, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry and the Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology. In addition to his academic research, Whitesides has helped found 12 companies in biotechnology and materials science and holds more than 50 patents.

Over the past decade, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has provided more than $50 million in support of the chemical sciences. The programs support young faculty of exciting potential or early accomplishment, develop leadership in environmental chemistry, and openly solicit for projects that advance the chemical sciences at all levels.


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The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
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