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Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

Mercouri G. Kanatzidis obtained a B.Sc. degree in chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece in 1979 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1984. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University from 1985 to 1987, and is currently the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern. Kanatzidis also holds an appointment at Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests are in the area of discovery as well as design and synthesis of advanced materials, nanostructures and large crystals. He is interested in thermal and solar energy conversion, radiation detection and superconductors for electronic, optoelectronic and direct power generation applications and also in environmental remediation. Kanatzidis is the recipient of the ACS Morley Medal, Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship, Richard Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, Beckman Young Investigator Award, Guggenheim Fellow and the International Thermoelectric Society Outstanding Achievement Award.     [ Click for More ]

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