Chad Mirkin will be awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize for his work in the field of nanotechnology. He most recently presented a paper at SPIE Photonics West.
Mirkin, a professor of materials science and engineering, chemistry, and medicine, and director of Northwest University's International Institute for Nanotechnology, has been credited with creating a method to better identify and test molecules that indicate early warning signs of disease.
Mirkin will receive the $500,000 award at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this week.
Read the announcement in the Wall Street Journal .