Jonathan Rothberg (E '85) will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Chemical Engineering alumnus and Carnegie Mellon University trustee Jonathan Rothberg (E '85), whose groundbreaking work on DNA sequencing greatly increased the speed and efficiency of genome analysis, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the White House announced on December 22.
The medal is the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. The award recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life, and helped strengthen the nation’s technological workforce.
Rothberg is one of seven winners of the medal, which will be awarded at a White House ceremony early this year.
Carnegie Mellon Press Release: http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2015/december/rothberg-medal.html