Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Professor & Samsung Distinguished Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Department of Chemistry
Director Emeritus and Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Hildebrand Hall, D43A
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Phone: (510) 643-7371
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Professor Paul Alivisatos’ research concerns the structural, thermodynamic, optical, and electrical properties of colloidal inorganic nanocrystals. He investigates the fundamental physical and chemical properties of nanocrystals and also works to develop practical applications of these new materials in biomedicine and renewable energy.