Mar 15, 2019
Professor Paul Weiss
Professor Paul Weiss has been named a 2019 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in recognition of his ground-breaking nanoscience research.
 
Weiss holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry and materials science & engineering. He was selected for the honor in recognition of his “pioneering nanoscience advances, testing the ultimate limits of miniaturization of functional materials, developing ultrahigh resolution microscopes that simultaneously measure structure, spectra and function, and adding chemical dimensions to nanolithography."
 
Weiss leads an interdisciplinary research group focused on understanding and controlling chemistry, physics, biology, and materials at the smallest scales. He is the founding, and current, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano, one of the top scientific journals in nanoscience and nanotechnology. From 2009–2014 Weiss held the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences and was the director of the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute, of which he is a member.
 
The MRS fellowship program recognizes members who are notable for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research worldwide. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2% of the current MRS regular membership and to those with continuous engagement with MRS. Thus, the distinction is highly selective. 
 
The 2019 MRS Fellows will be recognized on April 24 as part of the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
 
Weiss is the second UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty to receive the honor since the inception of the MRS fellowship program in 2009; Professor Richard Kaner was elected an MRS fellow in 2011.
 
Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.