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Nicholas Leventis

Chemical Curiosity

An interview with Nicholas Leventis, Professor, Chemistry, Missouri S&T

Nicholas Leventis never imagined where his youthful love of physical science would lead him. “I was ten years old when we went to the moon,” he recalls. “All these things started my interest in chemistry and physics.” Once inspired by the moon landing, the MS & T Professor of Chemistry went on to work with NASA to develop new technologies such as cross-linked aerogels.