(November 21, 2006) Dr. James M. Tour: “Rice University’s Carbon Nanotubes for NanoHealth: A 12-month Overview”
|What||ANH Breakfast Series|
November 21, 2006 07:30 AM
November 21, 2006 09:00 AM
November 21, 2006
from 07:30 am to 09:00 am
|Where||UT MDACC - Cancer Prevention Building|
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The Alliance for NanoHealth is proud to announce its inaugural ANH Breakfast Meeting on November 21, 2006.
Rice University’s Dr. James Tour will be featured as the event’s keynote speaker. You are cordially invited to attend this breakfast session and encouraged to participate in the networking reception. Admission is free and open to the Texas Medical Center Community and Regional Academic Institutions.
James M. Tour, a synthetic organic chemist, received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University. After spending 11 years on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina, he joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University in 1999 where he is presently the Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He is also Director of Rice University's Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory in the Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology. Tour's scientific research areas include molecular electronics, nanotubes for health applications, chemical self-assembly, conjugated oligomers, electroactive polymers, combinatorial routes to precise oligomers, polymeric sensors, flame retarding polymer additives, carbon nanotube modification and composite formation, synthesis of molecular motors and nanocars, use of the NanoKids concept for K-12 education in nanoscale science, and methods for retarding chemical terrorist attacks. Tour has about 300 research publications and 20 patents.
Tour won the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society for his achievements in organic chemistry, to be officially awarded in 2007. He also won the Small Times magazine’s Innovator of the Year Award in 2006, the Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Innovator Award in 2006, the Alan Berman Research Publication Award, Department of the Navy, in 2006, the Southern Chemist of the Year Award from the American Chemical Society in 2005 and The Honda Innovation Award for Nanocars in 2005. Tour has won several other national awards including the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in Polymer Chemistry and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in Polymer Chemistry.
Tour is a founder of NanoComposites Inc. and he serves on the Board of Directors of Ariel Ministries. He has served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, on the Chemical Reviews Editorial Advisory Board, California Molecular Electronics Corporation's Technical Advisory Committee, the Governor's Mathematics and Science Advisory Board for South Carolina, and on the Defense Science Study Group through the Institute for Defense Analyses. He has been active in consulting on several national defense-related topics, in addition to numerous other professional committees and panels.