Alexander Green

Alexander A. Green

Harvard University

Alexander Green obtained his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. He then pursued graduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University with Mark Hersam. At Northwestern, Dr. Green co-developed some of the first commercially scalable methods for producing carbon nanotubes and graphene with well-defined electronic and optical properties, and integrated these novel materials into electronic devices. Since obtaining his PhD, Dr. Green has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard in the labs of Peng Yin and Jim Collins. There he has applied concepts from molecular programming to develop new platforms to regulate gene expression, detect nucleic acids, and direct the assembly of matter. Dr. Green has co-authored 51 peer-reviewed journal articles that have accumulated over 3400 citations.