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The Societal Impact of Nanotechnology

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Northeastern Illinois University’s 2009-2010 Presidential Lecture Series opened with a lecture on the “Societal Impact of Nanotechnology” by Dr. Vladimiro Mujica and Dr. Luis Nuñez.

Vladimiro Mujica received his undergraduate education in chemistry at the Central University in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry in 1985 from Uppsala University. He served as a chemistry professor in Caracas until 2005, when he accepted a joint appointment with the chemistry department at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory.

Luis Nuñez is the founder and chief scientific officer for BioTarget, a start up company that uses nanotechnology for drug delivery, imaging diagnostics and in vitro diagnostic tests. He previously served as deputy associate laboratory director at Argonne National Laboratory.


Recorded Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Northeastern Illinois University - Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

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