MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS:
"My parents; the mentors I had while doing research in the physics department; and a number of others during pre-graduate work in which I learned critical thinking. I was hands-on at Wayne County General Hospital, and the doctors there were influential. Also, the professors in my graduate career."
LAST BOOK READ:
"The Little Book of Time by Klaus Mainzer, and before that, a book on the art of Escher."
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME:
"Curious, very; clever; highly motivated."
WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED:
"We do micro- and nanotechnology mainly for biomedical, so itís the introduction of very advanced science and technology into the medical field where everything from diagnostics to drug delivery to implantable devices require synergy of techniques and fabrication. Itís the interface of nanotechnology into microsystems to help create new devices and new diagnostics for therapy and medicine."
FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET:
"I just got an iPhone. Thatís my newest favorite. Some of my favorites are things weíve made in the lab, such as biosensor systems."
"Travel-wise, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Rio de Janeiro. Inside the United States, I love Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and my heart is always in Detroit."
"Reading. I like to read a lot. And some sports, from biking to swimming and hiking."
MY HIDDEN TALENT:
"Art and photography."
HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED:
"As someone who has contributed to bettering peopleís lives. The technology we work in has significant capabilities that can make a major impact. I would like that technology to make an impact."
At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.