Chemical Engineering Prof Wins NIH Pioneer Award

September 25, 2009
By Chris Richter

Joseph DeSimone, a chemical engineer professor with a joint appointment at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been awarded a National Institutes for Health Pioneer Award, which goes to researchers who are working on pioneering approaches to biomedical and behavioral research and provides as much as $500,000 for five years. DeSimone won the Lemelson-MIT Prize — the “Oscar” for inventors — in 2008. The Lemelson Foundation produced the above video about DeSimone and his work.


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