Professor Angela Belcher is one of 10 New England innovators in fields from biotechnology to software to be honored in Mass High Tech's 2005 Women to Watch program.
"These women will shape the future of their industries while serving as role models for young girls going into science and engineering," said Mass High Tech editor Jim Malone. Each was featured in an article in the Feb. 21 issue of the business and technology newspaper.
Belcher is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Biological Engineering. She is known in part for coaxing biological molecules to self-assemble into nanomaterials with increasingly complex structures. In 2004 Belcher won a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the "genius" grant.
The other Mass High Tech Women to Watch come from Boston University's computer science department, The Digiticians, Target Software Inc., the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Authoria Inc., the Boston Cure for Multiple Sclerosis, Genzyme Corp., Botzam Inc., and Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 2, 2005 (download PDF).