Dr. Joseph DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
is the 2008 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his
inventions in green manufacturing, nanomedicine and medical devices, in
addition to his lab-to-market entrepreneurship and commitment to
mentorship. Here, polymer expert DeSimone holds a drum of his PRINT(r)
molds, which can manufacture highly customizable and controllable
nanobiomaterials for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. PRINT also
has promising applications in other areas including optical films, solar
cells and material sciences.

September 10, 2011

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