Harvard University Professor to speak at SC State's NSF / HBCU-UP Student and Faculty Seminar

Saturday, November 15, 2008

TDr. Manoharanhe National Science Foundation (NSF)/ Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) at SC State will host a student and faculty seminar on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. The seminar will be held in the Harold W. Crawford Engineering Auditorium, Room 208 at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Vinothan N. Manoharan, assistant professor of Physics and Chemical Engineering at Harvard University in Boston, Mass. will be the featured speaker.

Manoharan’s topic will be “Self-Assembly in Biology, Physics, and Engineering.”

Manoharan served as mentor to Jonathan Evans, junior Nuclear Engineering major and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholar at SC State. Evans interned at Harvard University during the summer. Evans was also instrumental in inviting Manoharan to SC State.

“It is a great opportunity for our students to have such a distinguished professor come to SC State to speak,” said Dr. Kenneth D. Lewis, dean of the College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology.

Manoharan received his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania prior to joining the faculty of Harvard University in 2005. He is currently assistant professor of Physics and Chemical Engineering, with appointments in both the Department of Physics and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

For more information on the student and faculty seminar please contact Emma Hubbard at (803) 536-8105.