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Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Samulski works principally on nanotechnology issues, including molecular and macromolecular structure, dynamics, and orientational order in soft condensed matter. For low-molar-mass materials this includes plastic crystals and liquid crystals (LCs). In the case of macromolecules he studies solid and semi-solid phases-glasses, rubbery elastic networks, semi-crystalline and liquid crystalline polymers, isotropic melts and solutions of both synthetic and biological macromolecules. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, Ph.D. He was a member of the faculty at University of Connecticut from 1972  to 1987. Dr. Samulski has been a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Simon Guggenheim, and received the Stone Award of the Carolina Piedmont Section of the ACS.

State Department Profile
Dr. Samulski worked principally on nanotechnology issues and divided his time between the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) and the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary (STAS).  In INR he assessed nanotechnology progress in Asia, attempting to separate hype from fact.  In STAS, he helped organize two trans-Atlantic scientific conferences, both on health and nanotechnology – the first focused on therapeutic advances, and the second on the societal and institutional ramifications of nano-product development and application.

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