December 16, 2019

Valerie C. Moore, Ph.D.

Valerie C. Moore, Ph.D.,  is a registered patent agent in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Houston office.

Valerie is experienced in the areas of nanotechnology, materials engineering, supramolecular science, analytical methods, surface science, chemistry and biotechnology.  Prior to joining McDermott, Valerie worked in research and administration for Rice University, in the Texas Medical Center and with NASA Johnson Space Center.

Valerie is a member of or affiliated with the Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society, Rice University’s Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society, and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.  Recently, Valerie was awarded the 2011 Younger Chemist of the Year Award for the Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society.

Valerie received her Ph.D. in chemistry, with a physical-organic chemistry and nanotechnology focus, and M.A. in chemistry from Rice University.  Her graduate mentor was Nobel Laureate Richard E. Smalley.  While studying at Rice, she received the John Margrave Outstanding Thesis Award for her thesis, “Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Suspension in Aqueous/Surfactant Media and Chirality Controlled Synthesis on Surfaces.”  She was also awarded a Welch Fellowship in 2001.  She received her B.S. in chemistry, with a minor in mathematics, from Centenary College of Louisiana. 

Articles in the National Law Review database by Valerie C. Moore, Ph.D.

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