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Breakthroughs in nanotechnology on edge of 'knowledge frontier'
Date:2/28/2008

>The new discovery has created a large positive response in the scientific community. Researchers from as far away as Germany have commented on the discoverys importance and the impact it will have in the future.

Dr. Kattis discovery sets up the beginning of a new knowledge frontier that interfaces plant science, chemistry and nanotechnology, said Herbert W. Roesky, a professor and world-renowned chemist from the University of Goettingen in Germany.

Katti and his long-time collaborator and colleague, Raghuraman Kannan, assistant professor of radiology, sowed the seeds of Nanomedicine at MU through their groundbreaking discoveries in 2004. MU now has an internationally recognized research program in nanomedicine. The research was funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

Kattis research in the field of nanomedicine, biomedicine, cancer diagnostics/therapeutics and optical imaging have earned him numerous awards and recognition. The latest honor bestowed upon Katti is the Outstanding Missourian award, which he will receive Tuesday, March 4 in Jefferson City. The award is presented as acknowledgement of the most accomplished citizens of the state of Missouri and for making an outstanding contribution to his state or nation. He is scheduled to receive the award at the beginning of the morning session of the Missouri House of Representatives.

In a recent interview, he expressed his gratefulness for the recognition, but attributes much of the credit to others, including his wife, Kavita Katti, who is a senior research chemist at MU, and his parents in India who supported him in his education.

I feel excited about the recognition, and I attribute my selection to our institution, my research group and my collaborators, Katti said. This award is the culmination of several factors, including departmental leadership, a plethora of outstanding collaborators at MU, the deans and, of c
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Contact: Bryan E. Jones
jonesbry@missouri.edu
573-882-9144
University of Missouri-Columbia
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