El-Sayed ventured into cancer research after seeing a loved one suffer from the disease.
Georgia Tech's Regents Professor Mostafa El-Sayed (front) is one of the most highly decorated and cited living chemists. With his team for this research from left to right: Yue Wu, Professor Ronghu Wu, and Yan Tang. Credit: Georgia Tech / Christopher Moore
Mostafa El-Sayed is the Regents Professor and Julius Brown Chair in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
El-Sayed's current research interests encompass nanoscience and the potential applications of nanoparticles in various applications including medicine and catalysis. His research group is housed in the Laser Dynamics Laboratory (LDL). LDL houses the most recent lasers and laser spectroscopic equipment for time-resolved studies in the femto-to-millisecond time scale.
In Episode 10, El-Sayed describes how seeing his wife suffer from cancer got him involved in exploring nanoparticles as a potential cancer treatment.
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