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Timothy Swager

AKA Timothy Manning Swager

Born: 1-Jul-1961
Birthplace: Sheridan, MT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chemist, Inventor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chemist at MIT

MIT Chemistry Professor Timothy Swager studied under Mark S. Wrighton and Robert H. Grubbs, and developed amplified chemical sensors that detect vapors of common bomb-making materials. Devices based on this technology now help US troops detect explosive devices in Iraq. His has also studied electronic polymers, imaging agents for detecting Alzheimer's, lasers as explosives detectors, liquid crystals, molecular electronics, molecular recognition, photonics, polymer science, supramolecular science, and synthetic conductors.

Wife: (m.)

    University: BS Chemistry, Montana State University (1983)
    University: PhD Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (1988)
    Scholar: Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988-90)
    Teacher: Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania (1990-96)
    Professor: Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania (1996)
    Professor: Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996-)

    Lemelson-MIT Prize 2007
    National Academy of Sciences
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1994-96)
    National Science Foundation
    Obama for America

Author of books:
Ultra-Trace Detection of Fluoride Ion and Hydrofluoric Acid (2005)

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