Renowned internationally for her expertise in electrochemical energy conversion and storage, Shao-Horn was appointed W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015. An inspirational mentor, she has advised over 50 graduate students and postdoctoral associates at MIT.
One of the few chemists in the past 25 years to have created a new chemistry research field (The Nature of the Mechanical Bond), Sir Fraser was knighted in 2007 for his services to Chemistry and Molecular Nanotechnology. He later went on to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016.
Bruce directs the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. His groundbreaking studies of Innate Immune Sensing and Response earned Bruce the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with J. Hoffmann and R. Steinman).
Sharing the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his Molecular Recognition work, Jean-Marie progressed to define the field of “Supramolecular Chemistry” – dealing with the assemblies of chemical species. This research developed into the chemistry of self-organization processes and “Adaptive Chemistry”.