Dr Michael Jewett wins Agilent Technologies award

Demonstrates depth of knowledge and skills in applied biological research

Agilent Technologies’ third annual Agilent Early Career Professor Award has been won by Dr Michael Jewett, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University in Chicago. His prize provides an unrestricted research award of US$50,000 each year for two years.

Having joined the faculty of engineering at Northwestern in 2009, Dr Jewett engineers biological systems for applications in medicine and biotechnology. His many significant contributions prior to joining Northwestern include research in cell-free biology during his doctoral studies at Stanford University; systems biology research at the Technical University of Denmark; and investigation into synthetic biology as a post-doctoral researcher at the Harvard Medical School.

The Agilent Early Career Professor Award is awarded annually to recognise and encourage excellence in measurement research. It seeks to establish strong collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors early in their careers, as well as to underscore Agilent's role as a sponsor of university research.

Dr Jewett was among five finalists.

‘We were very fortunate to have a group of outstanding candidates this year,’ said Jack Wenstrand, director of University Relations at Agilent.

‘Our award winner, Professor Michael Jewett, has demonstrated a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in applied biological research, as well as an innovative approach to his work. We look forward to following his scientific pursuits.’

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