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September 18, 2005
Dr. Carlo Montemagno, 2003 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology recipient and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, 3/24/04
Dr. Carlo Montemagno is the Carol and Roy Doumani Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chairman of Academic Affairs for UCLA's Biomedical Engineering IDP, and a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. In 1988, Dr. Montemagno joined Argonne National Laboratory, where he both developed and served as group leader for the Advanced Environmental Studies and Environmental Physics research groups. While at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Montemagno earned his doctorate at the University of Notre Dame in Civil Engineering in 1995. Joining UCLA in 2001, he has published over 60 papers, holds several patents, and has presented over 45 keynote or invited talks at international conferences. For his cumulative work, Dr. Montemagno was awarded the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology in 2003.
Dr. Montemagno's research is focused on the application of nanotechnology to biological systems. He is well known for having engineered and fabricated the first nanobiomechanical motor system. This effort named him a Finalist in Discovery Magazine’s Technological Innovations of the Year in the field of Emergent Technology. His current research projects are directed at the development of biomolecular motor–powered nanoelectromechanical devices, muscle-powered MEMS devices, microrobotics, and the engineering of on-chip detectors for pathogens. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Dr. Montemagno has provided extensive services to professional societies around the world. He is a member of many national scientific committees, has provided guidance to other governments on the development of NEMS technologies, and chaired or served on numerous organizing committees of international conferences on emerging technology.
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