• Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photonics
  • Thermoelectrics
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    Nanowires are promising building blocks for artificial photosynthesis.

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    Nanowires enable novel solar cell geometries for improved performance.

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    The nanowire geometry is intriguing for miniaturized optics and photonics.

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    Nanowires can inhibit heat transport for next-generation thermoelectrics.


August 2016

Nick is awarded the Royal Society Newton International Fellowship! newton-fund-logo-310

June 2016

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  Sustainable Nano features Kelsey's work on self-photosensitized bacteria: Bacteria in the Shell: A Nano-bio Hybrid for Solar Energy Capture.





Sam's review,  "Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers," makes the cover of Nature Reviews Materials.





May 2016

Congratulations to Nick, Andrew, Kelsey, Arky, and Stephanie on graduating!

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Our group's research on artificial photosynthesis is featured in an essay in Aeon: Sunshine in a Bottle.






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Peidong is elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

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Our group's bacterial-inorganic hybrid catalysts for artificial photosynthesis make the cover of UC Berkeley's Catalyst, Vol. 11 Issue 1.

Kelsey's Science paper is featured by the MRS Bulletin: Bio Focus: Hybrid semiconductor-bacterium self-photosensitization improves artificial photosynthesis

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Our group's work on artificial photosynthesis is highlighted in a PNAS News Feature: Liquid Sunlight.




Former undergraduate member Yuxi Tian is a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, supporting his graduate work towards biomathematics and statistics at UCLA.

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About the
Peidong Yang Group

One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures are of both fundamental and technological interest. They not only exhibit interesting electronic and optical properties intrinsically associated with their low dimensionality and the quantum confinement effect...

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Join Our Team
Positions Available

We are actively recruiting new PhD students! First years are encouraged to come to our open house on Wednesday 8/17/16 from 1-4 PM on the third floor of Hildebrand Hall. Also, feel free to visit our group meetings (schedule elsewhere on this site) to get a feel for the group dynamic and research.

Additionally, several postdoc positions are available in the following research directions:

-Photosynthetic biohybrid system
-Electrochemical CO2 reduction.

Candidates with interdisciplinary training at the materials and biology interface are encouraged to apply. Applicants, please contact Prof. Peidong Yang directly by email at p_yang@berkeley.edu.

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