The Ryan Fellowship, made possible by a generous donation from Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, supports graduate students dedicated to the exploration of fundamental nanoscale science and to advancing this knowledge into practical applications of benefit to society.
The fellowship, created in 2007, supports the finest graduate students in the country and provides them with the education and experience to assume leadership roles in the realm of nanotechnology.
Ryan Fellows participate in a variety of activities, including retreats, lectures, symposia, and other opportunities to engage in collaborative discussion and research with domestic and international partners.
The discoveries of Northwestern Professors Chad Mirkin and Mark Ratner, both pioneers in nanoscience and co-founders of the IIN, were featured in a special March 2012 issue of National Geographic titled “100 Scientific Discoveries That Changed the World.”
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