Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.
Chancellor's Eminent Professor Of ChemistryDr. DeSimone is the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. DeSimone has published over 250 scientific articles and has over 115 issued patents in his name with over 120 patents pending. In 2005 DeSimone was elected into the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. DeSimone has received 39 major awards and recognitions including the 2009 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award and the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention and Innovation. Among DeSimone’s notable inventions was a fully bioabsorbable, drug-eluting stent currently being evaluated in an international clinical trial for the treatment of coronary artery disease. DeSimone co-founded Liquidia Technologies (www.liquidia.com) which designs and manufactures precisely engineered particles for drug therapies and films for a variety of materials science applications. Liquidia now employs over 50 people in Research Triangle Park, NC and has raised over $50 million in venture financing.
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