University College Dublin
Working as professor at University college of Dublin, Ireland in Chemistry Department. Completed PhD in Chemistry Professor Kenneth A. Dawson is Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI). The scientific focus of this Centre is to understand the interaction of nanoparticles with living systems (www.ucd.ie/cbni). The Centre seeks to clarify the controlling factors for these interactions, and to support applications in nanotherapeutics and nanosafety. Prof. Dawson is Chair of Physical Chemistry, Chairman of the National BioNanoscience Action, and co-ordinator of the European Infrastructure in the arena. He has experience in the management of large scale EU projects, including multi-sectoral cross-disciplinary research projects and other international programs. He has received several international prizes, including the 2007 Cozzarelli prize from the National Academy of Sciences USA, as well as IBM, Packard, Canon, Sloan and Dreyfus prizes.