Dr. Nathaniel Rosi
Class of 1995
Career Pathway: Health Sciences
At GHS, Nat Rosi was active in theatre and was the valedictorian of his graduating class. After high school, he began his undergraduate studies at Grinnell College in Iowa. During college, he did chemistry research in which he synthesized and characterized metal complexes designed to mimic naturally occurring biological enzymes. He spent one summer studying German at Middlebury College, where he was awarded the first year prize for excellence. He also hosted a college radio show. He graduated with honors in chemistry in 1999; then he pursued graduate study in chemistry at the University of Michigan.
His doctoral dissertation work on metal-organic framework crystals has been published in numerous internationally recognized scientific journals and has been highlighted in multiple scientific news magazines. At U-M, he received a most outstanding second year graduate student award for excellence in research. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry in May 2003.
Dr. Rosi began research as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University in Illinois. His research currently focuses on various biological applications of nanotechnology. In the fall, he will apply for both academic and national laboratory teaching and research positions.
His sisters, Yolanda and Regina, are also graduates of Grayling High School.