Rein V. Ulijn
Professor, Director of the Nanoscience Initiative
CUNY Advanced Science Research CenterRein Ulijn's research is focused on peptide nanotechnology. He is founding Director of the Nanoscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at CUNY, New York. Prof Ulijn has held several personal fellowships (including currently an ERC Starting Grant) and has won a number of awards, including the RSC Norman Heatley Medal (2013), Royal Society Merit Award (2014) and was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He holds additional positions as Professor of Nanochemistry at Hunter College and WestCHEM Professor of Nanochemistry at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He has authored over 130 peer reviewed research articles, 9 patent applications, and given over 120 invited and keynote lectures at international conferences. Since 2004 he has generated a grant portfolio worth in excess of US$13M as principal investigator with funding from ERC, EPSRC, BBSRC, the Leverhulme Trust, Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP), US Airforce Office of Scientific Research and industry. He was founding director of Biogelx Ltd. (Glasgow, 2012) of which he is currently Chief Scientific Officer and Renephra Ltd. (Manchester, 2009). He gained his MSc degree in Biotechnology at the University of Wageningen (Netherlands) (thesis 1998), PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde (Thesis 2001) and postdoctoral training at the University of Edinburgh. From 2003-2008 he was in the School of Materials, University of Manchester (promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006 and Reader in 2007).