Nadrian C. Seeman

Professor, Department of Chemistry, New York University

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B.S.: University of Chicago, Biochemistry, 1966.
Ph.D: University of Pittsburgh, Crystallography/Biochemistry, 1970.


Columbia University, Molecular Graphics, 1970-72.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nucleic Acid Structure, 1972-77.

Honors and Awards:

NATO Advanced Study Fellow, 1970
Damon Runyon Fellow, 1972-1973
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 1973-1976
Sidhu Award, 1974
Basil O'Connor Fellow, 1978-1981
NIH Research Career Development Award, 1982-1987
Science and Technology Award from Popular Science Magazine, 1993
Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, 1995
Emerging Technology Award from Discover Magazine, 1997
Honorary Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, 1998
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998
Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences, 1999
Margaret and Herman Sokol Chair in Chemistry, 2001-
Rozenberg Tulip Award in DNA-Based Computation, 2004.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005.
MERIT award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 2005.
Nano50 Award from Nanotech Briefs, 2005.
Biotechnology Award from World Technology Network, 2005.
Nichols Medal from NY Section of American Chemical Society, 2008.
Frontier Science Award from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, 2009.

Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, 2010.

John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 2010-2011.

Elected Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science & Letters, 2010.

Honored by Symposium at FNANO Conference, 2011.

Honored by Symposium at NYU, 2011.

ISNSCE Nanoscience Prize, 2011.

Chinese Academy of Sciences Albert Einstein Professorship Award, 2012.

Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2012.


Founding President, International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering


Research Support:

National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH
Army Research Office
Office of Naval Research

Department of Energy
W.M. Keck Foundation
National Science Foundation


Professor Nadrian C. Seeman
Department of Chemistry
New York University
New York, NY 10003, USA

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