Joseph DeSimone

Joseph M. DeSimone (born May 16, 1964) is an American chemist , inventor and entrepreneur , best known as the 2008 recipient of the $ 500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize [2] and as the co-founder and CEO of Carbon , an American technology company. [3]

He is the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and of Chemistry at UNC. DeSimone is ook een adjunct member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center . [4]

DeSimone has published over 300 scientific articles and has over 150 Issued patents in his name with over 80 patents pending.


Joseph DeSimone RECEIVED his BS in Chemistry in 1986 from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1990 from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia . [5] [6]


DeSimone is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (2014), [7] National Academy of Sciences (2012), [8] and the National Academy of Engineering (2005), [9] and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005). [10]

DeSimone’s research is Heavily focused on learning how to bring the precision, Uniformity and mass production techniques associated with the fabrication of nanoscale features found in the Microelectronics industry to the nanomedicine field for the fabrication and delivery of vaccines and therapeutics for the treatment and prevention of diseases . Developed in the DeSimone lab, the PRINT technology (Particle Replication in Non-Wetting Templates) is central to the group’s work.He had developed an Environmentally friendly manufacturing process therein relies on Supercritical carbon dioxide Limit download water and bio-persistent surfactants for the creation or Fluoropolymers or high-performance plastics , zoals Teflon . In 2002, DeSimone, Along with Dr. Richard Stack, a cardiologist at Duk UNiversitye , co-founded Bioabsorbable Vascular Solutions (TOP) to Commercialize a ‘fully bioabsorbable, drug-eluting stent . BVS was acquired by Guidant in 2003, being evaluated in a series of international clinical trials for the treatment of coronary artery disease .

DeSimone ook founded Liquidia Technologies in 2004. DeSimone’s laboratory and the PRINT technology became a foundation for the Carolina Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence funded by the National Cancer Institute . [11]

Currently, DeSimone was on sabbatical leave from the University of North Carolina and is the co-founder and CEO of American technology company and manufacturer Carbon , welke develops printers with the Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology. [12]

Awards and receptacles

He has RECEIVED the 2015 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine ; [13] the 2014 IRI Medal ; the 2014 American Chemical Society Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success ; [14] the 2012 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation , Presented by Sigma Xi , The Scientific Research Society, to honor and promote creativity in science and engineering; [15] the 2010 AAAS Mentor Award in recognition of his policy-making to advance diversity in the chemistry PhD workforce; [16] the 2009 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award ; [17] the 2009 North Carolina Award , the Highest Honor the State of North Carolina kan bestow to herkennen notable achievements of North Carolinians in the fields of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts and Public Service; the 2008 Tar Heel of the Year by the Raleigh News & Observer ; the 2007 Collaboration Success Award from the Council for Chemical Research ; the 2005 American Chemical Society Award for Creative Invention; the 2002 John Scott Award Presented by the Board of Directors or City Trusts, Philadelphia, bepaald to “the musts deserving” men and women Whose Inventions port Contributed in some outstanding way to the “comfort, welfare and happiness” of Mankind; [18] the 2002 Engineering Excellence Award from DuPont; the 2002 Wallace H. Carothers Award from the Delaware Section of the American Chemical Society ; and the 2000 Oliver Max Gardner Award from the University of North Carolina.

DeSimone was Awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation at President Barack Obama at the White House on May 2016. [19]


  1. Jump up^ DeSimone, JM; Cooper, Al ; Londono, JD; Wignall, G .; McClain, JB; Samulski, ET; Lin, JS; Dobrynin, A .; Rubinstein, M .; Burke, ALC; Fréchet, JMJ (1997). “Extraction of a Hydrophilic compound from water into liquid CO₂ using dendritic surfactants”. Nature . 389 (6649): 368-371. doi : 10.1038 / 38706 .
  2. Jump up^ Winners’ Circle: Joseph M. DeSimone
  3. Jump up^ Joseph DeSimoneatTED
  4. Jump up^ Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  5. Jump up^ DeSimone Research Group: People: DeSimone
  6. Jump up^ UNC Faculty: DeSimone
  7. Jump up^ Institute of Medicine Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates (October 20, 2014)
  8. Jump up^ National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates elected (May 1, 2012)
  9. Jump up^ “NAE Members Directory – Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone” . US National Academy of Engineering . Retrieved September 16, 2011 .
  10. Jump up^ “Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter D” (PDF) . American Academy of Arts and Sciences . Retrieved September 16, 2011 .
  11. Jump up^ “Carolina Center of Nanotechnology Excellence” . Carolina Center of Nanotechnology Excellence . Retrieved September 16, 2011 .
  12. Jump up^ UNC Chapel Hill researchers collaborate to developement revolutionary 3D printing technology
  13. Jump up^ Joseph DeSimone Receives $ 250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine
  14. Jump up^ Kathryn C. Hach Award For Entrepreneurial Success (3 March 2014)
  15. Jump up^ Joseph DeSimone, 2012 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation
  16. Jump up^ 2010 AAAS Mentor Award Goes to Joseph M. DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University (16 February 2011)
  17. Jump up^ “2009 Pioneer Award Recipients” . NIH Director’s Pioneer Award program . National Institutes of Health . Retrieved September 16, 2011 .
  18. Jump up^ “John Scott Award Recipients” . John Scott Award Advisory Committee . Retrieved March 25, 2011 .
  19. Jump up^ Ray Gronberg (2016-05-19). “Chemist DeSimone feted at White House” . The Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina) . Retrieved 2016-05-25 .