The Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) recognized Duke engineering professor David Needham's 2012 appointment as a Niels Bohr Professor on Feb. 7, 2013.
The honor celebrates the work of six internationally recognized scientists who "act as catalysts in the Danish research environments" and whose research "will spread like ripples in the water to other research and teaching environments," said DNRF Director Thomas Sinkjaer at the ceremony.
Needham is currently working at the University of Southern Denmark, where he is establishing the Center for Single Particle Science and Engineering. The center will use new micro- and nanotechnology to improve drug delivery, specifically for cancer treatments. The presentation was part of the Elite Forsk (Research) Conference, an annual event of the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.