ECE Professor and Intel / Charles E. Young Nanotechnology Chair Jack Judy hosted the inaugural NIMET Nanotechnology Seminar on Feb 26, 2015. Dr. Judy is the director of NIMET (Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology). In the photo, Dr. Judy is giving an honorary alligator to Dr. Harold Kroto for kicking off the seminar series with a talk entitled “Carbon in Nano and Outer Space” to a standing room only crowd. 



In 1996 Sir Harold (Harry) Kroto was knighted for his contributions to chemistry and later that year was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and holds an emeritus professorship at the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom. The research program focuses on the complex range of molecular constituents in carbon vapour; the development of novel 2 and 3D metal-cluster/organic frameworks as well as peptides; the stabilization of small fullerenes; and carbon nanotube based devices behaviour. He is currently a Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, where he is carrying out research in nanoscience and cluster chemistry as well as developing exciting new Internet approaches to STEM educational outreach.