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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Joseph DeSimone, a distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. May 19, 2016 at the White House.  

(Brandon Bieltz/UNC-Chapel Hill)

‘That fearless spirit of innovation’

On May 19, Joseph DeSimone’s years of innovative and beneficial work in material science were honored by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. DeSimone’s citation also recognized his innovation and inclusive leadership in higher education and entrepreneurship.
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