Molly Stevens Awarded Science Medal
Molly Stevens, PhD, a reader in regenerative medicine and nanotechnology with the materials department at Imperial College London, was awarded the 2006 Conference Science Medal by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Stevens, the first female scientist to win the award in its 40-year history, is developing nanomaterials for biosensing disease-related proteins and devising a portable kit to detect the presence of cancer-related enzymes or HIV. She is also researching self-assembling nanomaterials to help bones and cartilage regenerate and repair. The award will be presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference Sept. 12 in Manchester, England.
- The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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