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Samuel I. Stupp

Research Interests

Education

Professonal Appointments

Awards & Honors

Selected Professional Activities

Society Memberships

Samuel I. Stupp
Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Medicine
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine
Director, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

Research Interests

Research in the Stupp group is highly interdisciplinary, integrating chemistry, materials science, and medicine. The main interest of the group is the development of self-assembling organic materials, focusing on functions relevant to energy and medicine. The laboratory is currently interested on nanostructures and materials for solar photovoltaics and solar fuels, ferroelectrics for memories, regenerative medicine, and cancer therapies. The group has three different subgroups: self-assembly, solar systems, and biomaterials. Research includes molecular synthesis, characterization of structure, measurement of materials properties, cell biology, and in vivo studies of the efficacy of nanostructures and materials in medical applications.

Education

1977 Northwestern University, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering
1972 University of California at Los Angeles, B.S., Chemistry

Professional Appointments

2012-present Director, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine
2000-present Director, Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine, Northwestern University
1999-present Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Medicine, Northwestern University
1992-1999 Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1989-1999 Professor of Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1989-1999 Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1996-1998 Swanlund Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1997 CNRS Visiting Professor, Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France
1991-1994 Chairman of Polymer Division, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1985-1989 Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1980-1985 Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1977-1980 Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Materials, Northwestern University

Awards & Honors

2014 President, International Scientific Committee for the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
2014 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biochemistry, University of Hong Kong
2013 Creation of the Samuel I. Stupp Prize in Nanotechnology by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Costa Rica
2013 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2013 Australian Centre for Nanomedicine Annual Visitng Professorship for Eminent Scientists
2012 American Chemical Society Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry
2012 Member, National Academy of Engineering
2012 Member, Royal Spanish Academy of Pharmacy
2011 Honorary Doctorate, National University of Costa Rica
2011 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Chemists for 2000-2010
2010 Michelin Chair, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie, Paris
2010 The 100 Top Most Creative People in Business 2010, Fast Company
2009 Fellow, Materials Research Society
2009 Honorary membership in Isreal Chemical Society
2009 Israel Pollak Distingushed Lecture Series Award from the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
2009

Distinguished Professorship, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

2009 Honorary Doctorate from Eindhoven University of Technology for Revolutionary Research in Complex Molecular Systems, The Netherlands
2008 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, DSM Biomedical
2006

Member, International Scientific Committee, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris                  

2006 Member, Scientific Committee, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
2006 Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna
2005

The Scientific American 50 for 2005, Leaders Shaping the Future of Technology, Scientific American

2005

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Visiting Professorship, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

2005 American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry
2004 Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, Visiting Professor, hosted by Professor Jean-Marie Lehn
2004 Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering, World Biomaterials Congress
2004

The Merck-Karl Pfister Visiting Professorship in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2003 Fellow, World Technology Network
2002 Chair Paris-Sciences, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
2001 Visiting Professorship, Institut des Haute Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-Sur-Yvette, France
2000 Materials Research Society Medal Award
1999 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1998 Elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1997 Humboldt Award for Senior U.S. Scientists
1997 Joliot Curie Professorship, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris
1991 Department of Energy Prize for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry
1991 Fellow, American Physical Society
1987 Alcoa Foundation Gift to University Faculty
1985 Xerox Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Research
1983 International Association of Dental Research Lecture Award, Australia
1981 3M Young Faculty Award
1980 International Association of Dental Research Lecture Awards, Japan
1975 Motorola Company Fellowship

Selected Professional Activities

2013 Organizer and Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Materials Genome Initiative Soft Matter Summit, Washington DC
2013 Member, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science Advisory Council, Japan
2012- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Biomaterials Science
2012 International Scientific Advisory Board, Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials-CIC biomaGUNE, Spain
2011- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Acta Biomaterialia
2010- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Nano Letters
2010- Member, International Advisory Board, Israel Journal of Chemistry
2009- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Polymer Journal
2008- Member, World Premier International Program Advisory Committee to Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
2008- International Advisory Group, Swedish Government Program on Biomaterials, Gothenburg University, Sweden
2008-2009 Member, Editorial Board, Nanotechnology
2006- Associate Editor, Editorial Board, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Wiley)
2006- Member, External Advisory Board, Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences (M-NIMBS)
2006-2008 Member, Chemistry and Materials Science (CMS) Directorate Review Committee (DRC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
2005- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Nanomedicine
2005 National Research Council Committee review of National Nanotechnology Initiative
2004-
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Small (VCH-Wiley)
2004-2007 Member, Editorial Board, Soft Matter
2004-2003

Member, Committee of Institut Universitaire de France

2004 Invited Discussant to NIH-NSF "Interagency Conference on Research at the Interface of the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences: Bridging the Sciences", November 2004.
2003 Founding Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
2003- Member, Scientific Advisory Board, National University of Singapore Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering
2003 Briefings on the review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
2003 Senior-member Selection Committee, Institut Universitaire de France
2002 Member, External Advisory Board, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) on Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2002 Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, NanoMateria, Inc.
2002 Senate Testimony on Nanotechnology for the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
2002 Co-Chair, Department of Energy workshop: “Biomolecular Materials”, LaJolla, CA
2001 Chair, Review of National Nanotechnology Initiative at the Request of the White House Economic Council, National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
2001 Reviewer, Department of Energy, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering’s Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Chemistry Program, Berkeley, CA
2001-2007 Member, Baxter Scientific Advisory Board
2001-2004 Member, Solid State Sciences Committee, National Academy of Sciences
2000 Chair, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, Musculosketal and Dental Sciences, Special Emphasis Panel
2000 Co-Chair, Materials Research Society Symposium, Joint Session: “Mechanical Aspects of Soft Biomaterial Interfaces and Interfaces Adhesion” and “Processing in Polymer Systems” San Francisco, CA
2000-2003 Member, Advisory Board, Nano Letters, American Chemical Society
1999-2005 Member, Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, Department of Energy
1997-2004 Member, Editorial Board, Advances in Polymer Science
1989 Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Polymer Science-Polymer Chemistry Edition

Society Memberships

  • National Academy of Engineering
  • American Chemical Society, Polymer Chemistry Division; Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division
  • American Physical Society, High Polymer Physics Division; Biological Physics Division
  • Society for Biomaterials
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Materials Research Society
   

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