Challenges in Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience (ISACS2)

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Professor Moungi G Bawendi

Prof. Moungi Bawendi received his A.B. in 1982 from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1988 from The University of Chicago. His PhD research focused on the theory of polymers and the experimental infrared spectroscopy of molecular ions of astrophysical interest. This was followed by two years of postdoctoral research at Bell Laboratories, working with Dr. Louis Brus, where he began his studies on nanomaterials. Bawendi joined the faculty at MIT in 1990, becoming Associate Professor in 1995 and Professor in 1996. He has followed an interdisciplinary research program that aims at probing the science and developing the technology of chemically synthesized nanocrystals. Among his awards are MIT graduate and undergraduate teaching awards, the Coblentz Award for Molecular Spectroscopy, the Harvard Chemistry Department Wilson Prize, the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, the EO Lawrence award in Materials Chemistry from the US Department of Energy, the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience from the Materials Research Society, and the American Chemical Society Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. 

Prof. Bawendi is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. 

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