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Michael J. Sailor Biography

Michael J. Sailor is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, and co-Director of the UC San Diego Institute for Materials Discovery and Design. He holds Affiliate Appointments in the Bioengineering, the Nanoengineering, and the Materials Science and Engineering programs. Other appointments include: Invited Professor, CNRS Institut Charles Gerhardt in Montpellier, France (2012); Visiting Professor, High Level Talent Program, Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology, Hangzhou Normal University, China (2018-2020); and Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, China (2019-2020).

Trained as a chemist, Sailor received a B.S. degree from Harvey Mudd College in 1983 and a Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1988. He began his academic career at UC San Diego in 1990, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994, to Full Professor in 1996, and to Distinguished Professor in 2015.

He has supervised more than 160 undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students at UC San Diego. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, 7 book chapters, 1 book, and he holds 29 U.S. patents and 6 international patents.

He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Nanoscale Horizons, ACS Nano, Applied Physics Letters, and Advanced Materials, and he is an Associate Editor of the journal ACS Sensors. He has served on several scientific advisory boards including the United States Air Force, Illumina, Matrix Industries, Nanovision Biosciences, Pacific Integrated Energy, TruTags, and Well-Healthcare Technologies, and he founded Spinnaker Biosciences and Impilo Therapeutics.

He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the National Academy of Inventors. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics in 2018 and in 2019.
(updated December 2019)

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