Zi Chen, who earned a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton this year, has won a prestigious five-year fellowship to ETH Zurich, where he will investigate how one-dimensional information coded in DNA translates into three-dimensional shapes.

Chen is one of eight new fellows selected for the Society in Science-Branco Weiss Fellowship at ETH Zurich (a k a the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich).

Chen’s thesis advisers were Mikko Haataja and David Srolovitz. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Washington University in St Louis.

Image courtesy Zi Chen.

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