NSTI Nanotech 2009
Angela M. Belcher

Angela M. Belcher

Germehausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Angela Belcher earned her Bachelor of Science degree from UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies in 1991. She went on to earn her Ph.D. at UCSB in 1997. At MIT she holds appointments in both the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Biological Engineering Division. Dr. Angela Belcher is a materials chemist with expertise in the fields of biomaterials, biomolecular materials, organic-inorganic interfaces and solid state chemistry. The focus of Dr. Belcher’s research is understanding and using the process by which Nature makes materials in order to design novel hybrid organic-inorganic electronic and magnetic materials on new length scales. Her research is very interdisciplinary in nature and brings together the fields of inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and electrical engineering. She is the recipient of a prestigious fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, often referred to as a “MacArthur genius grant.” In June 2006 the UCSB Alumni Association presented Belcher with a Distinguished Achievement Award. She has been named to the 2006 “Scientific American 50,” the magazine’s annual list of individuals, groups, and companies that have demonstrated outstanding technological leadership through their pioneering research.

Co-chairing the special symposium on Phage Nanobiotechnology.


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