Naomi Ginsberg is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of California, Berkeley and Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science Division, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She is the Berkeley lead of STROBE, a multi-university NSF Science and Technology Center devoted to imaging science, a member of the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute at Berkeley. She has served as a Miller Professor for Basic Research in Science at UC Berkeley and in 2018 was designated a Kavli Fellow.
Professor Ginsberg currently focuses on elucidating the electronic and molecular dynamics in a wide variety of soft electronic and biological materials by devising new electron and optical imaging modalities that enable characterization of fast and ultrafast processes at the nanoscale and as a function of their heterogeneities. Her background in chemistry, physics, and engineering has previously led her to observe initiating events of photosynthesis that take place in a millionth billionth of a second and to slow, stop, and store light pulses in some of the coldest atom clouds on Earth.