IamA Matthew Tirrell, Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory. I lead teams of researchers who research anything from chemical and electrical engineering to the biological and physical sciences to explore...
My short bio: Currently, I am the Deputy Director of Science of Argonne National Laboratory and Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME). I joined the IME from the University of California, Berkeley. A pioneering researcher in biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology, I specialize in the manipulation and measurement of the surface properties of polymers – materials that consist of long, flexible chain molecules.
I graduated from Northwestern University in 1973 an began my academic career in 1977 at the University of Minnesota where I served as Shell Distinguished Chair in Chemical Engineering, Earl E. Bakken Professor of Biomedical Engineering and head of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
Thank you all so much! I really enjoyed this time with all of you. You are well-informed and curious. We are constantly growing so please follow our progress at http://ime.uchicago.edu/