Dr. Charles M. Lieber Delivers 71st Remsen Award Lecture

On May 15, Dr. Charles M. Lieber of Harvard University gave the 71st Remsen Award Lecture, which is hosted annually by the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society in conjunction with the JHU Chemistry Department. Dr. Lieber is the Mark Hyman Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology with a joint appointment in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. His pioneering work has focused on the synthesis of nanoscale materials and their characterization, the development of methods for the hierarchical assembly of nanoscale wires, and the application of these materials to optoelectronics, computing, energy science, and bio-electronic devices. A large audience drawn from across the JHU campus, including members of the local ACS Section, was privileged to hear his lecture, entitled “Nanoelectronic Tools for Brain Science.” Hosting the lecture visit were Dr. Dana Ferraris, local section Remsen Award Chair, and Assistant Professor of JHU Chemistry, Dr. Thomas Kempa, who is a former graduate student of Dr. Lieber. The accompanying picture shows Dr. Ferraris (right) handing Dr. Lieber his inscribed Remsen Award plaque.