Hicham Fenniri leads the Supramolecular Nanoscale Assembly program at the National Institute for Nanotechnology, and is Professor of chemistry and biomedical engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Dr. Fenniri obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and chemistry and his M.S./Ph.D. degrees in supramolecular chemistry from the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. He then joined the Scripps Research Institute in California as a Research Associate. In 1997 he moved to Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, where he established the Purdue Laboratory for Chemical Nanotechnology. In 2003, he joined the National Research Council and the University of Alberta where he is currently a Professor of chemistry and biomedical engineering. Dr. Fenniri’s group works at the forefront of basic and applied nanosciences, in collaboration with various academic institutions, federal laboratories, and with the private sector. Dr. Fenniri’s contributions appeared in over 120 publications, 8 patents, and over 300 contributed national and international conference papers. Dr. Fenniri’s work was also presented in over 130 invited distinguished lectures, colloquia, and seminars around the globe. Dr. Fenniri is the recipient of several academic and professional awards, including the Xerox UAC Award (2006–08), the 3M Junior Faculty Award (2000–2002), the Cottrell Teacher Scholar Award (2000–05), and the US National Science Foundation Career Award (1999–03). Dr. Fenniri has been an invited Professor at the College de France and Universit é de Strasbourg (2010), the National University of Taiwan, Taiwan (2007), and the University of Colorado Boulder, USA (2004). He has also been the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Visiting Professor at Regensburg University, Germany (2002–2003).
Biography Updated on 16 July 2012