Dr. Charles M. Lieber to Deliver Plenary Lecture at Pittcon 2007

August 30, 2006

The Pittsburgh Conference announced today Dr. Charles M. Lieber will deliver a plenary lecture entitled Nanowire Nanoelectronic Devices for Detection of and Interfacing to Biological Systems at Pittcon 2007, February 25 ? March 2, 2007, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The plenary lecture will kick off the Pittcon 2007 Technical Program on Sunday, February 25, 2007.

The Pittsburgh Conference announced today Dr. Charles M. Lieber will deliver a plenary lecture entitled Nanowire Nanoelectronic Devices for Detection of and Interfacing to Biological Systems at Pittcon 2007, February 25 ? March 2, 2007, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The plenary lecture will kick off the Pittcon 2007 Technical Program on Sunday, February 25, 2007.

Dr. Lieber is the Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is best known for his pioneering experimental work in molecular nanotechnology including the synthesis and characterization of the unique physical properties of carbon nanotubes and nanowires. With his broad focus on science and technology at the nanoscale, Lieber is exploring a variety of devices including nanocomputers, sensors, and other devices at the interface between biology and nanotechnology.

Dr Lieber has received numerous awards, including the Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Award (2005), ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials (2004), World Technology Award in Materials (2004 and 2003), Scientific American Award in Nanotechnology and Molecular Electronics (2003), New York Intellectual Property Law Association Inventor of the Year (2003), APS McGroddy Prize for New Materials (2003), Harrison Howe Award (2002), MRS Medal (2002), Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (2001), NSF Creativity Award (1996) and ACS Pure Chemistry Award (1992). Lieber is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Lieber is Co-Editor of Nano Letters, and also serves on the Editorial and Advisory Boards of a number of science and technology journals. Lieber has published more than 270 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the principal inventor on more than 30 patents.