Joseph DeSimone is an American Chemist, and 2008 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson–MIT Prize.
He is the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and of Chemistry at UNC. DeSimone is also an adjunct member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
DeSimone has published over 300 scientific articles and has over 150 issued patents in his name with over 80 patents pending. In his recent TED talk, he discussed about 3D printing and what if the speed is increased by 100 times….really amazing video.