2019 Nanotechnology Recognition Award

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Professor Paul S Weiss has been awarded the AVS Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division (NSTD) 2019 Nanotechnology Recognition Award.

Weiss is a UC Presidential Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering and Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano. He was selected for the honor in recognition of his “seminal studies which have enabled a plethora of molecular-scale devices and for exceptional achievements in promoting and advancing nanoscience and technology both to the scientific community and to the public at large.”

The Nanotechnology Recognition Award recognizes members of the Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division (NSTD) of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) for outstanding scientific and technical contributions in the science of fabrication, characterization, and fundamental research employing nanometer-scale structures, scanning probe microscopy, technology transfer involving nanometer-scale structures, and/or the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and development in these areas.  

Weiss was presented with the award at the 66th AVS International Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, in October 2019, at which he gave an invited talk.

Weiss leads an interdisciplinary research group focused on understanding and controlling chemistry, physics, biology, and materials at the smallest scales. 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.

To learn more about Weiss’ research, visit his group’s website.

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu