WWU will host George M. Janini, program director in the Division of Chemistry at the National Science Foundation, on Monday, Sept. 7. Janini will meet with members of the Chemistry Department in the morning, have lunch with faculty and administrators, and present "NSF Chemistry: Funding Opportunities For Your Research" at 2:30 p.m. in Biology 212.
The campus community is invited to attend the seminar.
Janini first joined NSF in July 2004 after 14 years of service as a senior scientist in Frederick Laboratory of Proteomics and Analytical Technologies at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland. Prior to this, Janini was a professor at Kuwait University, Kuwait for 12 years. He obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry (solution theories and chemical separations) from Georgetown University in 1974.
At the NSF, Janini served for a total of eight years as a program director in four different programs: Analytical and Surface Chemistry (ASC), Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry (MSN), Chemical Catalysis (CAT), and Chemical Measurements and Imaging (CMI). Currently he is serving in the CMI and MSN Programs and managing CAT and MSN awards.
Janini is the author of 89 peer-reviewed scientific publications and a U.S. Patent: (US 7,544,932, B2, June 9, 2009). He is also the recipient of the 1977 Applied Analysis Chemistry Award of the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) and the 2002 SAIC-Frederick Outstanding Science Achievement Award.