John A. Rogers, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, USA
Professor John A. Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989. From MIT, he received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department in 1997, and served as Director of this department from the end of 2000 to 2002. He currently holds the Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, where he is also Director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. His interests are in unusual materials and device designs in electronics, optoelectronics and photovoltaics, with an emphasis on bio-inspired and bio-integrated systems. He has published more than 500 papers and is inventor on more than 100 patents, most of which are licensed or in active use. His research has been recognized by many awards including a MacArthur Fellowship (2009), the Lemelson-MIT Prize (2011), the MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award (2013), the Smithsonian Award for American Ingenuity in the Physical Sciences (2013), and the ETH Zurich Chemical Engineering Medal (2015). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.