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Professor Paul Alivisatos is the college's newest member of the NAS

Alivisatos elected to the NAS

A. Paul Alivisatos, Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science in the College of Chemistry and director of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, which calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

Alivisatos is a world-leader in the field of nanotechnology, studying materials with sizes on the order of one billionth of a meter (one nanometer).

Related sites:

Paul Alivisatos website

National Academy of Sciences