EnterpriseWorks Founders Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Categories : EnterpriseWorks, Graduates, Media Mentions, Recognition & Awards
Posted on: May 2, 2024

EnterpriseWorks startup founders and serial entrepreneurs Stephen Sligar and Ken Suslick were elected to the National Academy of Sciences on April 30, 2024.

The National Academy of Sciences recognizes members due to their distinguished and continuing research achievements. Membership is determined by nomination and election by academy members and is a highly prestigious distinction in the science field.

Stephen Sligar Headshot
Stephen Sligar

Stephen Sligar, founder of EnterpriseWorks startup Mobius Scientific, is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Illinois. His research centers on metalloenzymes, membrane-bound receptors, and investigations in cancer signaling and cholesterol homeostasis. He currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer of Mobius Scientific in EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois Research Park. Mobius Scientific is changing the outlook for patients with progressive vision loss by developing nanodisc-delivered therapies. It is an early-stage, platform biotechnology company treating optical diseases by addressing their root causes.

Ken Suslick is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois and the founder of EnterpriseWorks startup Iridescent Sensors. His research interests include sonochemical synthesis, protein microspheres, and sensors and artificial olfaction. Iridescent Sensors is creating a field-

Ken Suslick headshot, National Academy of Sciences honoree
Ken Suslick

deployable “optoelectronic nose” that can be placed in first responder vehicles and chemical workplaces to detect toxic chemicals.

To learn more about this distinction, visit The National Academy of Sciences’s website.