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Frank Svec

The Power List 2013

Frank Svec

Senior Scientist; Facility director at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA

Highlight: “Invention of polymer-based monolithic columns and development of monolithic materials that inspire other people, leading to a number of follow ups focused on new chemistries, approaches, and applications.”

Main motivation: “I have always been trying to break new ground. I am opposed to following the old paradigms and seek ways to come up with new ones. I like face-to-face discussions with people from around the world that often lead to friendships and interesting ideas.”

Future aspiration: “I would like to stay in the “business” of research for the foreseeable future and attract young people to follow in my foot steps.”
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100 most influential people

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