Tutorial speaker and conference/symposium chair
Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, pursues a broad range of research interests that include biomimetics, self-assembly, smart materials, bio-nano interfaces, crystal engineering, surface chemistry, nanofabrication, biomineralization, biomechanics and biooptics. She received the B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1981, the M.S. degree in Physical Chemistry in 1984 from Moscow State University, and the Ph.D. degree in Structural Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1996.
Joanna is the Director of the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology and Platform Leader in the Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering at Harvard University. She has served at the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society and at the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies. She served on the Advisory Board of Langmuir and Chemistry of Materials, on Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Magazine, and is an Editorial Board Member of Advanced Materials.
Aizenberg is elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science; and she is a Fellow of American Physical Society and Materials Research Society. Dr. Aizenberg received numerous awards from the American Chemical Society and Materials Research Society, including Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience, Ronald Breslow Award for the Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry, Arthur K. Doolittle Award in Polymeric Materials, ACS Industrial Innovation Award, and was recognized with two R&D 100 Awards for best innovations in 2012 and 2013 for the invention of a novel class of omniphobic materials and watermark ink technologies.
Select awards and honors:
- George Ledlie Prize, President & Fellows of Harvard College, 2015
- Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2014
- Fellow of the Materials Research Society, 2014
- Alexander M. Cruickshank Lecturer, Gordon Research Conferences 2014
- R&D 100 Award for Top Technology and Innovation in 2013
- Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2013
- R&D 100 Award for Top Technology and Innovation in 2012
- Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience, Materials Research Society, 2009
- Van’t Hoff Award, Dutch Royal Academy, 2009
- Ronald Breslow Award for the Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2008
- Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007
- Industrial Innovation Award, American Chemical Society, 2007
- Lucent Chairman’s Award, Lucent, 2005
- New Investigator Award, International Conference on Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues, 2001
- Arthur K. Doolittle Award of the American Chemical Society, 1999
- Weizmann Institute Academic Excellence Award, Israel, 1997
- Award of the Max-Planck Society in Biology and Materials Science, Germany, 1995
- Honorary Doctorate, Eindhoven University, 2016