Dr. Charles Lieber Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Harvard University, Arrest, Coronavirus
Dr. Charles Lieber Biography
Charles M. Lieber is an American chemist and pioneer in nanoscience and nanotechnology. He serves as the chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department. He was arrested in February 2020 and charged with by criminal complaint with one count of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement.
Dr. Charles Lieber Age
Dr. Charles is 60 years old; he was born on April 9, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Dr. Charles Lieber Wife
Lieber is married to Jennifer Leiber.
Dr. Charles Lieber Education
He attended Franklin and Marshall College for his undergraduate education and graduated with honors in Chemistry. He has a doctorate from Stanford University in Chemistry and a postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Charles Lieber Harvard University
Dr. Charles joined Harvard University as a full professor in 1992. He holds a joint appointment at Harvard University in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as the Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professor. In 2015 he became Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
Dr. Charles Lieber Arrested – Dr. Charles Lieber Wuhan
Dr. Charles was arrested on February 28, 2020 and charged by criminal complaint with one count of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement. According to court documents, since 2008 Dr. Lieber has received more than $15,000,000 in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD). These grants require the disclosure of significant foreign financial conflicts of interest, including financial support from foreign governments or foreign entities.
In 2011 Lieber became a “Strategic Scientist” at Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China and was a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from in or about 2012 to 2017.
China’s Thousand Talents Plan is one of the most prominent Chinese Talent recruit plans that are designed to attract, recruit, and cultivate high-level scientific talent in furtherance of China’s scientific development, economic prosperity and national security. These talent programs seek to lure Chinese overseas talent and foreign experts to bring their knowledge and experience to China and reward individuals for stealing proprietary information.
The complaint alleges that Lieber lied about his involvement in the Thousand Talents Plan and affiliation with WUT. On or about, April 24, 2018, during an interview with investigators, Lieber stated that he was never asked to participate in the Thousand Talents Program, but he “wasn’t sure” how China categorized him. In November 2018, NIH inquired of Harvard whether Lieber had failed to disclose his then-suspected relationship with WUT and China’s Thousand Talents Plan. Lieber caused Harvard to falsely tell NIH that Lieber “had no formal association with WUT” after 2012, that “WUT continued to falsely exaggerate” his involvement with WUT in subsequent years, and that Lieber “is not and has never been a participant in” China’s Thousand Talents Plan.
Dr. Charles Lieber Coronavirus
After Dr. Charles’s arrest people began speculating that his arrest was related to coronavirus after his alleged funding was coming from a university in Wuhan, China, the center of the coronavirus outbreak. People began drawing a conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was a lab-made bioweapon.
A Facebook post went viral but the arrest was not connected to the coronavirus and there’s no evidence to support claims that this disease was a human-made bioweapon.
“In case you missed it, today, Federal Agents arrested Dr. Charles Lieber, chair of Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, with lying to the Department of Defense about secret monthly payments of $50,000.00 paid by China and receipt of millions more to help set up a chemical/biological “Research” laboratory in China. Also arrested were two Chinese “Students” working as research assistants, one of whom was actually a lieutenant in the Chinese Army, the other captured at Logan Airport as he tried to catch a flight to China – smuggling 21 vials of “Sensitive Biological Samples” according to the FBI.
Oh, almost forgot. The research lab the good professor had helped set up? It’s located at the Wuhan University of Technology. Wuhan China is ground zero to the potentially global pandemic known as the “Coronavirus” which is both spreading rapidly and killing people.
This is Stephen Coonts international spy novel stuff happening in real life – and it has barely made the news.”