Nano News: Chris Love Wins 2000 Foresight Student Award
- From the MITRE Nanosystems Group:
(forwarded to me from James Ellenbogen-a real nice guy and Principal
Scientist of the Nanosystems Group at The MITRE Corporation)
Subject: Nano News: Chris Love Wins 2000 Foresight Student Award
Our long-time colleague Chris Love has been honored with this year's
Foresight Distinguished Student Prize. This prestigious prize, which
includes both a trophy and a cash award, was presented by the Foresight
Institute during the Feynman Awards Banquet at the Eighth Foresight
Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology. The conference was held this past
weekend in Washington, DC.
Chris received the Foresight Award for his seven years of consistent
contributions to the field of nanotechnology working at three major U.S.
research laboratories. This includes his indispensable contributions to
and his co-authorship of three influential MITRE review articles on
nanoelectronics. Also at MITRE, in 1997 Chris invented the important
strategy of using intramolecular doping of polyphenylene Tour wires in
order to build integrated molecular electronic circuits. This invention
since has been adopted in a series of important research articles published
by molecular electronics investigators at several major research
institutions, including MITRE.
Subsequently, during 1998, Chris collaborated with the distinguished
surface chemist Professor Paul Weiss at Penn State University. There,
Chris performed basic research in the nanomanipulation of structures on
surfaces, he co-authored three journal articles about this research, and he
also assisted in writing a major molecular electronics research proposal.
Chris, who has worked in the MITRE Nanosystems Group since 1994, when
he was 16 years old, graduated from the University of Virginia in 1999 with
High Honors in Chemistry. Now, he is a second-year graduate student
working toward his Ph.D. in chemistry at Harvard University. There, he is
collaborating with Professor George Whitesides, one of the world's leaders
in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Chris, who has an unusually broad and deep knowledge of the
nanotechnology research literature, has been assigned by Professor
Whitesides the important task of collaborating with him in formulating the
nanotechnology research strategy for the Whitesides Research Group.
Further, at Harvard Chris already has made advances in his experimental
research on novel techniques for nanofabrication. He has recently
completed and submitted a journal article on that topic.
All of the contributions above were cited by the Foresight Institute in
presenting Chris Love with the 2000 Distinguished Student Award. Please do
join me in congratulating Chris on this honor.
Congratulations Chris Love!