Matthew Tirrell, D. Gale Johnson Distinguished Service Professor and Dean of the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Gutenberg Chair award for his work on biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology. He was honored at a ceremony held on April 12 in Strasbourg, France.
“It is a great honor to be recognized as a Gutenberg Chair,” said Tirrell. “The collaborative research this award will facilitate will further solidify the long-running relationship between UChicago and France, and I am eagerly looking forward to beginning that work.”
The Gutenberg Chair Award was established in 2007 to foster international scientific collaboration within France’s Alsace and Grand Est Region. The award provides a €60,000 research grant and facilitates a one-year research collaboration between Tirrell and polymer scientist, Fouzia Boulmedais at the University of Strasbourg. The Gutenberg Chair Award is organized by the Gutenberg Circle, a panel of prominent researchers chaired by Dino Moras and led by Nobel Laureates Jean-Marie Lehn, Jules Hoffmann, and Jean-Pierre Sauvage.