“Saadyah Averick from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA), won the DSM Science & Technology Awards Americas 2014 with his Ph.D. research titled “The Preparation of Functional Bioconjugates Using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, which he conducted under supervision of Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski.

While doing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the College of Staten Island-CUNY, Saadyah was inspired by the work of Dr. Raja in the field of biomolecule polymer hybrid, and pursued a Ph.D. in this subject. His work was of exceptional originality at the interface of polymer chemistry and biology and will be directly applicable to advance a wide range of biomedical applications, such as gene therapy and therapeutics.”

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