Chemistry professor, S. K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Chair Professor in Energy
at the University of California, Berkeley
Peidong Yang is a Chemistry professor, S. K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Chair Professor
in Energy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a senior faculty scientist
at Materials and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences.
Prof. Yang is known particularly for his work on semiconductor nanowires and their
photonic and energy applications including artificial photosynthesis. He is the director
for California Research Alliance by BASF and one of the co-directors for the Kavli
Energy Nanoscience Institute at Berkeley.
Dr. Yang received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology
in China in 1993. He then received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University
in 1997, and did his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa
Barbara. Soon after, he joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
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. He is the 2014 Thomas Reuters Citation
Laureate for Physics.
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