Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Chad A Mirkin, PhD

Chad A Mirkin, PhD

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Focus of Work


Developing methods for controlling the architecture of molecules and materials on the 1 – 100 nm length scale, and utilizing such structures in the development of analytical tools that can be used in the areas of chemical and biological sensing, gene regulation, lithography, catalysis, optics, and energy generation, storage, and conversion.

Education and Certification

  • PhD: Pennsylvania State University, Chemistry (1989)