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Chad Mirkin

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering


Areas of Focus

  • Nanotechnology
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Medicine
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical and biological engineering


  • Developing methods for controlling the architecture of molecules and materials on the 1 – 100 nm length scale
  • Understanding their fundamental properties and utilizing such structures to develop novel analytical tools that can be applied in the areas of chemical and biological sensing, gene regulation, immunomodulation, lithography, catalysis, optics and energy generation, storage, and conversion
  • Pioneering the use of nanoparticle-biomolecule conjugates as synthons in materials science and the development of many nanoparticle-based extra- and intracellular biodiagnostic and therapeutic tools