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12-01-2016

Clarkson University Professor Part of Arab-American Frontiers Symposium

Clarkson University Professor and Egon Matijević Chair of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Silvana Andreescu was invited to participate at the fourth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium, hosted by the Masdar Institute of Science Technology on its campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in November.

Silvana AndreescuThe Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine program is based on the success of the Kavli Frontiers of Science of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Frontiers of Engineering program of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

This program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the 22 countries of the Arab League to discuss advances and opportunities in their fields. The participants are selected among hundreds of outstanding applications, who are recipients of prestigious fellowships and have demonstrated accomplishments in science, engineering, medical research or technical work, with recognizable contributions to advancing their fields, and who possess the potential to be a future leader in the science, engineering or medical field.

"I was honored to be invited to participate and discuss cutting-edge research with top scientists and engineers at this symposium," Andreescu said. "The symposiums are well-renowned in bringing together the best young researchers around the world, who engage in groundbreaking research across a variety of fields."

Andreescu is the recipient of a French government graduate fellowship, a NATO-NSF postdoctoral fellowship, the NSF-CAREER award, and Clarkson's John W. Graham Research Award, and she is a member of the Million Dollar Club at Clarkson.

Andreescu's research interests are in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, focusing on investigations of biochemical mechanisms at bio-interfaces, bio-nanotechnology, biomimetic materials and development of practical biosensors for clinical and environmental monitoring. Her research has been funded through several competitive grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health and New York State agencies.
 
Learn more about the symposium at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/dsc/AAFrontiers/index.htm .

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