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September 23, 2006

Dr. Michael Wong, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Rice University, 9/22/06

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Dr. Michael S. Wong is Assistant Professor of both Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Rice University in Houston, TX. His research in nanostructured materials is at the cutting edge of chemistry and is extending the traditional boundaries of both chemical engineering and materials science. He has used nanoparticles to develop innovative new catalysts for the chemical industry, a new class of microcapsule for biomedical applications, and palladium-coated gold nanoparticles for the environmental remediation of water contaminated by chlorinated compounds like TCE.

Dr. Wong's research has been featured in Scientific American, New Scientist, and Science News. Technology Review magazine recently named him to its coveted TR35 list — a compilation of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35.

Dr. Wong earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Caltech, and his master's and doctoral degrees from MIT. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and joined Rice's faculty in 2001.

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