The Ryan Fellowship, created in 2007 and made possible by a generous donation from Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, supports exceptional graduate students dedicated to the exploration of fundamental nanoscale science geared toward practical applications that benefit society.
In addition to rigorous research with IIN-affiliated partners, the Ryan Fellows participate in a variety of collaborative activities including quarterly research presentations, retreats, seminars and symposia. To date, there have been 154 Ryan Fellows, many of whom are now in leadership positions at prestigious universities, corporations, and national laboratories.
For more information on the Ryan Fellows program, please visit The Graduate School’s Ryan Fellowship page.
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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