Alivisatos 2013 Chemistry Nobel Nominee

Pavlos-alivizatosThe IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced its 2013 “Nobel-class” Citation Laureates.

Paul Alivisatos, a distinguished Greek-American Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is among the nominees for this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Paul Alivisatos, an American scientist of Greek descent, is a 54-year-old award-winning chemist, who is an internationally recognized authority on the fabrication of nanocrystals and their use in solar energy applications.
Born in Chicago in 1959, at the age of 10 he moved along with his family to Athens, where he attended high school and learned the Greek language. Alivisatos returned to the United States to attend the University of Chicago in the late seventies.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and many other scientific associations. According to a previous Thomson Reuters research, he ranks fifth on the list of top 100 chemists internationally over the last decade. Alivisatos has recently been honored with top scientific awards as well, such as “Award Linus Pauling” (2011) and “Prize in Chemistry Wolf” (2012).