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Sensor Developer Awarded Lemelson-MIT Prize

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 2, 2007 -- Timothy M. Swager has a nose for explosives. The chemistry professor and department head at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claims he can "almost always take a whiff of a chemical and make a pretty good guess as to what class a volatile compound might be in." But Swager's nose is nothing compared to the amplified chemical sensors he invented to detect vapors of common bomb-making chemicals, such as TNT. Timothy Swager (Photo courtesy MIT) For his entire body of inventive work, the Lemelson-MIT Program named Swager the 2007 winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the...Read full article

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