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Strano named one of the world's
top young innovators by Technology Review
E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
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by Kwame Ross
Strano, right, has been named one of the world’s 100
Top Young Innovators by Technology Review.
— Michael S. Strano, a professor of chemical
and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
has been chosen as one of the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators
by Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology magazine.
Selected by the magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, the TR100 comprises people under age 35 whose innovative
work in technology has a profound impact on today’s world. Nominees
are recognized for their contribution in transforming the nature of
technology in industries such as biotechnology, computing and nanotechnology.
Strano’s work has revolutionized carbon nanotube chemistry. He
developed a technique to chemically select and separate carbon nanotubes
based on their electronic structure. The reaction pathways he discovered
for nanotube surface chemistry are enabling applications such as faster
computers, smaller electronic circuits and the development of new types
of biological sensors in his own laboratory.
He will be honored at Technology Review’s Emerging Technologies
Conference, to be held at MIT on Sept. 29-30.