Cancer and Nanotechnology

Paula Hammond, PhD, David H. Koch Professor in Engineering and the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, grew up in Detroit and was planning to write children’s books, but at the last minute she was deterred from a career in children’s literature by a high school science teacher, a chemistry professor, a chemistry teacher, in her junior year of high school who got her hooked on the amazing nature of chemistry and chemical engineering. She has made it her career and she is now applying it to innovation in oncology.