Larry A. Nagahara Nagahara
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Dr. Larry A. Nagahara is Director for the Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PS-OCs) Program in the Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI), National Cancer Institute (NCI), where he coordinates program and research activities related to expanding the role of the physical sciences in cancer research. Previously, he served as the Nanotechnology Projects Manager for the NCI's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer program, for which he helped oversee the development of promising nano-based diagnostics and therapeutics projects and turned them into applications that will eventually benefit cancer patients. Dr. Nagahara has been actively involved in physical sciences and nanotechnology for over 15 years, most notably novel scanning probe microscopy development, carbon nanotube applications, molecular electronics, nanoenergy, and nanosensors. Before joining NCI, he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Motorola and led their nanosensor effort. He is also currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics at Arizona State University and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal. Dr. Nagahara has published over 80 technical papers and 3 book chapters, and has 1 book pending as well as over 15 patents issued/filed in these fields. He is an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow a Nano50 Awardee, and a former member of Motorola's Scientific Advisory Board.