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2016 Bronze Medal Award




Dr. Jimenez is recognized for leading a multidisciplinary program combining ultrafast lasers, custom microfluidics, biochemistry, and directed evolution to measure and use large biomolecules and living cells for a broad range of applications, from more efficiently making biofuels, to revealing the details of how enzymes work within cells, to developing new molecular tools for non-destructively imaging and measuring chemical reactions within living cells. Dr. Jimenez’s innovations and patented inventions are dramatically accelerating the ability of industry and researchers to study, understand and apply the detailed biochemistry of cells in both normal and diseased states.


Ralph Jimenez

Physical Measurement Laboratory