2018 Bourke Award Winner


Professor Daniel Neumark
Professor Daniel Neumark
University of California, Berkeley

 

Awarded for pioneering work in the dynamics of electron solvation in clusters and liquid jets, and ultrafast X-ray science

 

 


About the Winner


Daniel Neumark was born in 1955 in Chicago, IL. He was an undergraduate at Harvard University, where he earned a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics and an M.A. in Chemistry in 1977. He received his Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Yuan T. Lee. He was a post-doctoral of University of Colorado, Boulder, with Prof. W. Carl Lineberger from 1984-86. In 1986, he joined the Chemistry Department at U.C. Berkeley as an Assistant Professor, where he still resides. 

Prof. Neumark is a physical chemist whose research interests focus on understanding chemistry at a fundamental level by designing novel experiments to track the properties of the reactive and transient species that govern chemical reactivity. He uses negative ion photodetachment to probe transition states, cluster spectroscopy and dynamics, and free radical photodissociation. He is currently investigating time-resolved dynamics in liquid jets and attosecond dynamics in atoms, molecules, and solids. 

He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society. He has received the ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award, the Bomem-Michelson Award, the William F. Meggers Award, the Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics, the Herschbach Medal, the Herbert P. Broida Prize, and the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Dynamics Award. He was Director of the Chemical Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2000-2010, and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Berkeley from 2010-2014.


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