Beloved professor and “titan of chemical biology” spent 15 years on the MIT faculty, leading the Department of Chemistry from 1982 to 1987.
Groundbreaking research can help alleviate the challenges affiliated with studying carbohydrates.
Professors Arup Chakraborty, Lina Necib, and Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz as well as Yuan Cao SM ’16, PhD ’20; Alina Kononov ’14; Elliott H. Lieb ’53; Haocun Yu PhD ’20; and others honored for contributions to physics.
Professors Mark Bear and Laura Kiessling ’83, along with Krishna Shenoy SM ’92, PhD ’95, David Tuveson ’87, and Martin Burke are among the newly elected members.
MIT chemist designs novel molecules that could be used for quantum sensing and communication; visiting scholar Moriba Jah is also awarded, for work on space sustainability.
K. Barry Sharpless is a former member of the chemistry faculty, while Carolyn Bertozzi is the daughter of Physics Professor Emeritus William Bertozzi and a Lemelson-MIT Prize winner.
Design from the Swager Lab uses electronic polymers, rather than colored lines, to indicate a positive response, enabling quantitative monitoring of biomarkers.