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"The Nanotechnology Revolution"

On Saturday, November 23, 2019,
the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
awarded the 2019 Glenn T. Seaborg Medal to

Dr. Paul Alivisatos
Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering,
University of California, Berkeley

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2019 Symposium Speakers
Richard Kaner

Dr. Richard Kaner
Professor, Dr. Myung Ki Hong Chair in Materials Innovation,
UCLA Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering
Welcoming and Closing Remarks

Dr. Dmitri Talapin

Dr. Dmitri Talapin (Introduction by Dr. Yu Huang)
Louis Block Professor, Department of Chemistry,
University of Chicago

"Nanocrystals in Molten Inorganic Salts and Liquid Metals"

Professor Sarah Tolbert

Dr. Sarah Tolbert (Introduction by Dr. William Gelbart)
Professor, UCLA Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering
"From Phase Transitions to New Functionality in Nanostructured Materials"

Mougi Bawendi

Dr. Moungi Bawendi (Introduction by Dr. Justin Caram)
Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Some Applications of Colloidal Quantum Dots: In-Vivo Imaging in the Short-Wave Infrared, and a Potential Source of Quantum Light”

Dr. Uri Banin
  Dr. Uri Banin (Introduction by Dr. Benjamin Schwartz)
Professor, Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Colloidal Quantum Dots; From Artificial Atoms to Artificial Molecules"
Dr. Paul Alivisatos
  Dr. Paul Alivisatos (Introduction by Dr. Paul Weiss)
Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering,
University of California, Berkeley
"What Will Happen When Artificial Nanocrystals can be Observed and Controlled at the Level of Single Atoms?"

Dr. Armand Paul Alivisatos is the University of California (UC) Berkeley's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is also the Founding Director of the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute (ENSI), former Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, former UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research, and holds professorships in UC Berkeley's departments of chemistry and materials science. In addition, he is a founder of two prominent nanotechnology companies, Nanosys and Quantum Dot Corp, now a part of Life Technologies.

Groundbreaking contributions to the fundamental physical chemistry of nanocrystals are the hallmarks of Alivisatos' distinguished career. His research accomplishments include studies of the scaling laws governing the optical, electrical, structural, and thermodynamic properties of nanocrystals. He developed methods to synthesize size and shape controlled nanocrystals, and developed methods for preparing branched, hollow, nested, and segmented nanocrystals. In his research, he has demonstrated key applications of nanocrystals in biological imaging and renewable energy. He played a critical role in the establishment of the Molecular Foundry, a U.S. Department of Energy's Nanoscale Science Research Center; and was the facility's founding director. He is the founding editor of Nano Letters, a leading scientific publication of the American Chemical Society in nanoscience.

Alivisatos has been widely recognized for his accomplishments, with awards such as the Dan David Prize, the National Medal of Science, the Spiers Memorial Award, Axion Award, Wolf Prize in Chemistry, the Von Hippel Award, the Linus Pauling Medal, Computation and Engineering's Nanoscience Prize, the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics, the Eni Award for Energy and Environment, the ACS Colloid and Surface Chemistry Award, Coblentz Award for Molecular Spectroscopy and the Thomas Wilson Memorial Prize. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Alivisatos received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 1981 from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1986. He began his career with UC Berkeley in 1988 and with Berkeley Lab in 1991.

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