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Université de Bordeaux

Professor Matthew Tirrell

Last update Friday 22 April 2022

University of Chicago

Prof. Matthew TirrellProf. Matthew Tirrell

Matthew Tirrell is the dean of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, since 2011, with a joint appointment as a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. Tirrell received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University in 1973 and a Ph.D. in 1977 in Polymer Science from the University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of the title Doctor Honoris Causa from the Université de Bordeaux in 2019. Previous positions: professor (1977-1999) and head (1994-1999) of chemical engineering & materials science at Minnesota, chair of bioengineering at Berkeley (2009-2011), dean of engineering at UC Santa Barbara (1999-2009), and deputy director for science at Argonne (2015-2018). He has co-authored about 400 papers, one book, has six U.S. patents and has supervised about 100 Ph.D. students and 50 postdocs in areas of polymer science, interfacial phenomena, self-assembly and nanomedicine. Tirrell is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.