|Prof. Paul S. Weiss
UC Presidential Chair; Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry;
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering,
California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Paul S. Weiss graduated from MIT with S.B. and S.M. degrees in chemistry in 1980 and from the University of California at Berkeley with a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1986. He is a nanoscientist and holds a UC Presidential Chair and a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry and materials science & engineering at UCLA, where he was previously director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He also currently holds visiting appointments at Harvard’s Wyss Institute, Institut National de la RechercheScientifique, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and several universities in Australia and China. He studies the ultimate limits of miniaturization, developing and applying new tools and methods for atomic-resolution and spectroscopic imaging and patterning of chemical functionality. He and his group apply these advances in other areas including neuroscience, and microbiome studies, and high-throughput stem cell transfection. He led, coauthored, and published the technology roadmaps for the BRAIN Initiative and the U. S. Microbiome Initiative. He has won a number of awards, in science, engineering, teaching, and publishing. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and an honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society. He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of ACS Nano.