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Clarkson University Professor Invited by Students to Speak At Montreal Symposium
Summer or not, teaching is a way of life for Clarkson University Prof. Evgeny Katz, who was invited to be the plenary speaker at the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Student Chapter Symposium held in June at McGill University in Montreal.
Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, was awarded the Lifetime Research Achievement Award this spring. Esteemed as a world leader in bioelectrochemistry, he spoke on “Bioelectronics: From Novel Concepts to Practical Applications” at the day-long student symposium.
“I am invited to many conferences, usually by established scientists; but this time it was a little bit surprising because I was invited by students," says Katz. "They had a grant specifically for a conference and they said they decided to invite a 'well-known scientist.' I really appreciate the honor of being recognized by these students.”
The four-year-old ECS Montreal Student Chapter is one of the newest student chapters of the Electrochemical Society. The annual student symposium is the major event each year. Students have the opportunity to have their oral and poster presentations judged, and to meet speakers such as Katz.
At Clarkson, Katz and his research team of Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral researchers and undergraduate students work in his Laboratory of Bioelectronics and Biotechnology, where they are exploring chemical building blocks for technologies that combine biology and nanotechnology.
“Research never stops,” Katz says.
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Photo caption: Clarkson University Prof. Evgeny Katz (front row, center) was the plenary speaker at the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Student Chapter Symposium held in June at McGill University in Montreal.
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