Peidong Yang received a B.S. in chemistry from University of Science
and Technology of China in 1993 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard
University in 1997 for work on flux line pinning in the laboratory of
Professor Charles Lieber. He then did postdoctoral research in the area
of mesoporous materials with Professor Galen Stucky at University of
California, Santa Barbara. He began his faculty appointment in the
Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley on
July 1, 1999.
In addition to
his faculty appointments, Prof. Yang the deputy director for Center of
Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, Berkeley and faculty scientist of
Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Professor Yang is the first chairperson for the subdivision of
Nanoscience, American Chemical Society. He also serves as associate
editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
is an Alfred P. Sloan research fellow (2001-2004), MIT Tech. Review TR
100 (2003); and has been awarded a Camille Dreyfus new faculty award
(1999), the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award (2002),
National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (2000-2004),
ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry fellowship (2000), Camille Dreyfus
Teacher-Scholar Award (2004), Dupont Young Professorship (2004), MRS
Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2004), Julius Springer Prize for
Applied Physics (2004), and ACS Pure Chemistry Award (2005).
The Yang research group is interested in the synthesis of new classes of materials and nanostructures, with an emphasis on developing new synthetic approaches and understanding the fundamental issues of structural assembly and growth that will enable the rational control of material composition, micro/nano-structure, property and functionality. We are interested in the fundamental problems of electron, photon, phonon and ionic confinement within 1-dimensional nanostructures and their applications in nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, energy conversion and nanofluidics.