Dr. George Whitesides, a chemist and professor at Harvard University will speak about research in low-cost bioanalysis for healthcare in developing countries on Thursday 11 a.m. in the Park Ballroom at the Lory Student Center.
“Dr. Whitesides is an internationally renowned scientist and innovator. We are honored to have him visit CSU to engage our students and faculty,” Alan Rudolph, vice president for research. “His presentation on impacting low resource settings with diagnostic technologies resonates well with our land grant mission and our own interests in this area.”
Whitesides is best known for his research in the areas of NMR spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, microfabrication, microfluidics, and nanotechnology.
Whitesides’ current research interests include physical and organic chemistry, materials science, biophysics, complexity, surface science, microfluidics, self-assembly, micro- and nanotechnology, science for developing economies, origin of life, and cell-surface biochemistry.
Whitesides has also served on advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Department of Defense. In addition he has served on the National Research Council in numerous capacities including the Committee on Science and Technology for Counter Terrorism and the Committee on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community.