Former UMBC Visiting Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry


Published: Oct 10, 2011

Dan Shechtman, a former visiting professor at UMBC, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last week. Shlomo Carmi, then dean of the College of Engineering, recruited Shechtman in 1997, and the materials scientist remained a visiting professor at UMBC until 2005. During that time Shechtman conducted some of the key research that led to the Nobel Prize at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, in nearby Gaithersburg, Md.

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