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Moungi G. Bawendi

Hometown: Born in Paris, grew up in France, Tunisia, and West Lafayette, IN.

Why chemistry? “I had a great chemistry high school teacher, then I had a great freshman chemistry professor, and that’s what did it. And I enjoyed the subject, the combination, that’s where I am today.”

Educational background: B.A. 1982 (Harvard); M.A. 1983 (Harvard); Ph.D. 1988 (University of Chicago).

E-mail: mgb@mit.edu