Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Berkeley’s Paul Alivisatos to deliver 2015 Aldrich Symposium

Please join us for the 2015 Aldrich Symposium featuring Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Director A. Paul Alivisatos.

Dr. A. Paul Alivisatos, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will deliver the 2015 Aldrich Symposium
Dr. A. Paul Alivisatos, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The event will begin at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, and will be held in 100 Noyes Laboratory, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. A reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes.

Dr. Alivisatos, director of the national laboratory since 2009, is the Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of California, Berkeley and director of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at Berkeley.

His talk is entitled, “Leaky Quantum Dots and the Use of Quantum Dots for Solar Energy Harvesting.”

Dr. Alivisatos is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an authority on nanocrystals and their use in solar energy applications. He has been recognized for numerous awards throughout his career, including the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, the Linus Pauling Medal, the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, and many more.

His visit is sponsored by Aldrich Materials Science, the University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences, and the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.