Hicham Fenniri was educated at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, receiving his undergraduate degree in chemistry and biochemistry (1989, top of his class) and his M.S./Ph.D. degrees in supramolecular organic chemistry (1990/1994) under the supervision of Professor Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Laureate, 1987). He then joined the Scripps Research Institute in California, USA, where he carried out his postdoctoral training under the supervision of Professor Richard A. Lerner (President and CEO). In 1997 he moved to Purdue University, where he initiated his independent academic career and established the Purdue Laboratory for Chemical Nanotechnology (1999). In 2003, He joined the National Research Council and the University of Alberta to build and lead the Supramolecular Nanoscale Assembly program and contribute to the shaping of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), its research programs and facilities, and the recruitment of highly qualified personnel. NINT has since grown from 4 principal investigators in 2003 to a vibrant research and technology organization of over 350 researchers in 2013. In addition, Dr. Fenniri held a Full Professor position with the Department of Chemistry (since 2003–2013) and Adjunct Full Professor positions with the Department of Biomedical Engineering (since 2010) with the Faculty of Medicine and with the Department of Chemistry (since 2013) at the University of Alberta. He is currently Professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Research Center within the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.
Biography Updated on 26 December 2013