iCANX Stories Video Interview

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Professor Paul Weiss is discusses his research and gives advice to young researchers in Peking Universities’ new video series  – iCANX Stories. 

The new series, which airs each week on Fridays at 4 am Pacific Time (Thursday nights at 8 pm in Beijing), features interviews with top scientists, highlighting their career paths and personal stories. Weiss’ interview can be viewed here

According the series website, in Weiss’ iCANX Story Phase II interview, listeners will learn about:

1. Atomic-scale surface chemistry and physics, molecular devices, nanolithography, biophysics, neuroscience, current research focus and future development trends.

2. Whether organic molecules can replace or enhance the functions of traditional microelectronics, and the nanoscale behavior of inorganic and organic ferroelectric materials.

3. The difference between the first synthetic molecular motor and the man-made motor.

4. The significance of participating in various international high-level academic organizations.

5. How to write a high-level academic paper.

6. Suggestions and advice to young researchers.

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Weiss holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry and materials science & engineering. He 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.

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