Harvard Chemistry Chair Arrested Over Alleged China Ties

Earlier this week, Charles Lieber, professor and chair of Harvard University's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, was arrested and charged with one count of making a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement. Lieber allegedly denied or failed to fully disclose the extent of his association with a Chinese government program. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Massachusetts, Lieber has received more than $15,000,000 in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD) since 2008—the grants require the disclosure of "significant foreign financial conflicts of interest, including financial support from foreign governments or foreign entities." Read more in Times Higher Education.