Obama to Name El-Sayed to President's Committee on the National Medal of Science

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The White House announced President Barack Obama intends to name Georgia Tech Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Mostafa El-Sayed to a key post, the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. This honor will be one of many prestigious titles El-Sayed has acquired since becoming a Regents Professor and Julius Brown Chair to Georgia Tech in 1994. He received the National Medal of Science from President George W. Bush in 2007.

El-Sayed’s appointment will last for the next three years, where he’ll help to select nominations for future appointments to the White House administration from various branches of science.

“I am grateful that these talented and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on these important roles and devote their talents to serving the American people,” President Obama said. “I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

El-Sayed’s research group is a part of Georgia Tech’s Laser Dynamics Laboratory, exploring the potential uses for nanoparticles in nanomedicine and plasmonics. El-Sayed is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society. He is poised to become an equally exemplary member to Obama’s administration.


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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Created: 04/30/2014
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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