Peidong Yang received a B.S. in chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1997. He did postdoctoral research at University of California, Santa Barbara before joining the faculty in the department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. He is currently professor in the Department of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering; and a senior faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is S. K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Chair Professor in Energy. He was recently elected as MRS Fellow, and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He is the director for California Research Alliance by BASF, and the director for the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute. He is one of the founding members for DOE Energy Innovation Hub: Joint Center for Artificial Photosysnthesis (JCAP) and served as its north director for the first two years. Yang is an associate editor for Journal of the American Chemical Society and also serves on editorial advisory board for number of journals including Acct. Chem. Res. and Nano. Lett. He was the founder of the Nanoscience subdivision within American Chemical Society. He has co-founded two startups Nanosys Inc. and Alphabet Energy Inc. He is the recipient of MacArthur Fellowship, E. O. Lawrence Award, ACS Nanoscience Award, MRS Medal, Baekeland Medal, Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, MRS Young Investigator Award, Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, ACS Pure Chemistry Award, and Alan T. Waterman Award. According to ISI (Thomas Reuters), Yang is ranked as No. 1 in materials science and No. 10 in chemistry for the past 10 years based on average citation per paper. His main research interest is in the area of one dimensional semiconductor nanostructures and their applications in nanophotonics and energy conversion.
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|Sunmoon Yu (2016)
Research Interests: Catalysis.
|Mengyu Gao (2016)
|Ye Zhang (2016)
|Zhenni Lin (2016)
Education: B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University – New Brunswick
|Shouping Chen (2016)
Education: B.E. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University.
|Stefano Cestellos-Blanco (2016)
Philomathia Graduate Fellowship in Environmental Science
|Sheena Louisia (2016)
Education: B.S. Chemistry, McGill University.
|Chubai Chen (2017)
|Chung-Kuan Andy Lin (2017)
|Jianbo Jin (2018)
|Maria Folgueras (2018)
Education: B.S.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
|Inwhan Roh (2018)
Education: B.S. Chemistry/Materials Science, University of California, Los Angeles.
|Ji Min Kim (2018)
Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Scholarship
|Wesley Chuang (2019)
Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University.
|Jia-An Lin (2019)
|Cheng Zhu (2019)
Education: B.E. Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University.
|Nick Watanabe (2021)
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Lehigh University.
|Alexander Oddo (2021)
Education: B.S. Chemistry (Honors Scholar) and M.S. Chemistry, both from the University of Connecticut in 2020.
|Han Le (2021)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
|Mufan Li (2018)
Education: Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles.
|Pengcheng Chen (2019)
Kavli ENSI Heising-Simons Junior Fellowship.