Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D.

Joseph DeSimoneDr. DeSimone is Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill and William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at N.C. State University. He is also an adjunct member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. DeSimone has received over 40 major awards and recognitions including the 2010 AAAS Mentor Award, the 2009 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, and the 2008 Lemelson-MIT Prize. In 2005 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. DeSimone has published more than 280 scientific articles and has 130 patents with over 120 patents pending. He received his B.S. in chemistry in from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, and his Ph.D. in chemistry in from Virginia Tech.