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Nanotechnology Pioneers

Robert F. Curl - Nanotechnology Pioneer

Robert F. Curl

Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry. 1996 Nobel Laureate, together with Sir Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley for the discovery of fullerenes.

Richard P. Feynman - Nanotechnology Pioneer

Richard P. Feynman

1965 Nobel Laureate in Physics for fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles.

James Gimzewski - Nanotechnology Pioneer

James Gimzewski

He pioneered research on electrical contacts with single atoms and molecules and light emission using scanning tunneling microscopy.

Sir Harold Kroto - Nanotechnology Pioneer

Sir Harold Kroto

Became a Royal Society Research Professor in 1991 and was knighted for his contributions to Chemistry in 1996. Later that year, together with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the discovery of C60 Buckminsterfullerene - a new form of carbon.

Richard Smalley - Nanotechnology Pioneer

Richard Smalley

University Professor, Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics & Astronomy. 1996 Nobel Laureate, together with Sir Harold Kroto and Robert Curl for the discovery of fullerenes.

George Whitesides - Nanotechnology Pioneer

George Whitesides

Professor Whitesides and his group work in four areas: biochemistry, materials science, catalysis and physical organic chemistry.

Gerd Karl Binnig & Heinrich Rohrer - Nanotechnology Pioneers

Gerd Karl Binnig & Heinrich Rohrer

Inventors of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope (1981).