Dec 1, 2020
Professor Paul Weiss
Professor Paul Weiss has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to nanoscience and specifically electronic transport in molecular systems. 
 
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
 
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. He is the founding, and current, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano, one of the top scientific journals in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Prior to that, he was senior editor of the journal IEEE Electron Device Letters. In 2019, he won the IEEE Pioneer Award in 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. 
 
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Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.