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Biography

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P. Alivisatos

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Dates

November 12, 1959 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Alivisatos, P.

Additional Forms of Names

Alivisatos, A. P. (Armand Paul)

Biography

Abstract

Groundbreaking contributions to the fundamental physical chemistry of nanocrystals are the hallmarks of Dr. Alivisatos's distinguished career. He is a leader in the synthesis of artificial nanostructures, quantum dot technology, and the use of nanoscience technologies to create a new generation of solar photovoltaic cells.

Important Dates

November 12, 1959Birth, Chicago (Ill.).

1981Obtained BA in Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1986Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1986 – 1988Member, Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories.

1988 – presentAssistant Professor of Chemistry (1988-1992); Associate Professor of Chemistry (1993-1995); Professor of Chemistry (1995-1999); and Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science, and Larry & Diane Bock Professor of Nanotechnology (1999-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

2001 – 2014Director, Molecular Foundry (2001-2005); Director, Materials Sciences Division (2002-2008); Associate Director for Physical Sciences (2005-2008); Deputy Director (2008-2009); and Director (2009-present), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

2004Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2004Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2005Awarded American Chemical Society Award for Colloid and Surface Science.

2010Awarded Linus Pauling Medal, American Chemical Society.

2011Awarded Von Hippel Award, Materials Research Society.

2012Awarded Wolf Prize in Chemistry, Wolf Foundation.

2014Received ACS Materials Chemistry Award, American Chemical Society.

Occupation

Materials scientist.

Places

Birth

Chicago (Ill.)

Undergraduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Materials science.

Nanoparticles.

Semiconductor nanocrystals.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Aeppli, Gabriel

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chandler, David, 1944-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, Julia M.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Institutions

Major Positions

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Member, Technical staff.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Director, Materials Sciences Division; Associate Director for Physical Sciences; Director, Molecular Foundry; Deputy Director; and Director.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

Obtained Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1986; Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Associate Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Chemistry; and Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science, and Larry & Diane Bock Professor of Nanotechnology.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Chemical Society

Founding editor of Nano Letters.

American Physical Society

Materials Research Society

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

University of Chicago. Department of Chemistry

Obtained BA in 1981.

Wolf Foundation Prizes

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