Listen: A conversation with Dr. Chad Mirkin, serial entrepreneur and world-renowned scientific innovator

Dr. Mirkin talks taking an entrepreneurial approach to his nanotechnology research

Dr. Chad Mirkin is the director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann professor of chemistry. He is also a professor of chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering and medicine at Northwestern University.

In 2010, Dr. Mirkin was listed as the most cited chemist in the world in terms of total number of citations and the top-most cited nanomedicine researcher. One of his innovations, dip-pen nanolithography, was recognized by National Geographic as one of the top 100 scientific discoveries that has changed the world. He is the founder of seven companies and his groundbreaking work in nanotechnology continues to change the world.

In addition to his academic and research work, Dr. Mirkin has been involved in shaping scientific policy. In 2009, he was appointed to President Barack Obama’s President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and served until 2017, allowing his expertise to be impactful globally.

In a conversation moderated by Jeffrey Aronin, founder and CEO of Paragon Biosciences, Dr. Mirkin discussed his dynamic career, lessons in nanotechnology and how he moves his research discoveries through the commercialization process.

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