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Peter C. Searson

SearsonPeterPETER C. SEARSON, the inaugural Joseph R. and Lynn C. Reynolds Professor, is professor of materials science and engineering at Johns Hopkins University and directs the Johns Hopkins Institute for Nanobiotechnology. He received his PhD from the University of Manchester in England in 1982 and was a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT from 1983-1990. Dr. Searson came to Hopkins in 1990 and holds joint appointments in the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He served as chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from 1997-2003. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Chemical Society, the Materials Research Society and the Electrochemical Society. Dr. Searson’s research interests are in nanoscience and applications for nanoscience in biology and medicine, and he has more than 170 papers in scientific journals.