Chad Mirkin: Thinking Big

The head of Northwestern University's International Institute of Nanotechnology, Chad A. Mirkin is a giant in the realm of the very, very small

Chad A. Mirkin is a giant in the realm of the very, very small. He's the head of Northwestern University's International Institute of Nanotechnology in Evanston, Ill.,, one of the premier nanoscience research centers in the world, with $350 million in funding and infrastructure at its disposal. He's the winner of the highly regarded Feynman Prize and the world's No. 1 cited nanoresearcher, according to the Nanomedicine Lab Registry. He holds more than 300 patents and is a Northwestern professor of chemistry, medicine, and materials science and engineering.

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