Aggregate “Nanoscience: Special Issue Dedicated to Professor Paul S. Weiss”

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Special Issue of the journal Aggregate is dedicated to Professor Paul Weiss in recognition of his numerous contributions to nanoscience. 

The Special Issue, published on August 24, 2022, includes an interview with nanoscientist Professor Paul Weiss.  

In their editorial for the issue, guest editors Professor Bin Liu (ACS Editor and National University of Singapore) and former Weiss group postdoctoral fellow Professor Shelley A. Claridge (Purdue) wrote about Weiss, “In addition to his prolific scientific career, Paul is an outspoken advocate for other scientists, an inspiring teacher, and a source of boundless energy (fueled by quadruple shots of espresso).” 

Many articles from the issue come from the global network of scientists who have worked with Weiss throughout his career in nanoscience. These range from studies of the collective behaviors of molecules and clusters, to surface engineering and applications of nanomaterials. 

Weiss holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry, bioengineering, and materials science & engineering. He leads an interdisciplinary research group focused on understanding and controlling chemistry, physics, biology, and materials at the smallest scales. Weiss was the founding editor-in-chief of ACS Nano, one of the top scientific journals in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and he served as the journal’s Editor-in-Chief from 2007-2021. He held the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences from 2009–2014 and was the director of the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute, of which he is a member.  

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,