Hamad-Schifferli Group

Mechanical and Biological Engineering

Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli

Mechanical Engineering webpage

Biological Engineering webpage

MIT
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering
77 Mass Ave
56-341C
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 452-2385 phone
(617) 258-0204 fax
schiffer at mit dot edu

Academic Degrees

Ph.D.
2000
Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Research Advisor: A. Paul Alivisatos
Thesis title: "X-Ray and Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Structure, Reactivity, and Electronic Structure of the Surface"
B.S.
1994
Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Minor in Literature

Research Experience

  • November 1999-June 2002: The Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
    Research Advisor: Joseph M. Jacobson

  • August 1994-November 1999: Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
    Research Advisor: A. Paul Alivisatos

    Fellowships and Awards

  • Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Assistant Professorship, June 2005
  • Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, School of Engineering, MIT, 2005
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry Oustanding Speaker Award for 2003
  • Office of Naval Research YIP (Young Investigator Award), 2004
  • Homer A. Burnell Career Development Award, MIT, July 2002-2005
  • Clyde Sanfred Johnson Memorial Scholarship, UC Berkeley, January 1997
  • Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 1994-1996

    Patents

    J.M. Jacobson, S. Zhang, J.J. Schwartz, K.S. Hamad, "Direct, Externally Imposed Control of Nucleic Acids," Filed 14 July 2001.
    J.M. Jacobson, S. Zhang, J.J. Schwartz, K.S. Hamad, "Direct, Externally Imposed Control of Polypeptides," Filed 14 July 2001

    Teaching

    MIT, Mechanical and Biological Engineering

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Chemical Society
    • American Physics Society
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Biophysical Society
    • Materials Research Society
    • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

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