Chad Mirkin, professor of chemistry and director of the Institute of Nanotechnology & Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly at Northwestern University, was named a winner of the 2002 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize, the Palo Alto, Calif.,-based organization announced last week.

The prizes are made in honor of the pioneer physicist Richard Feynman. Mirkin received an award for his experimental work in molecular machine systems, particularly in DNA. He has published work describing arrays at the 100-nanometer scale.

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