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Principal Investigators

Harry Atwater

Harry Atwater

Deputy Director (Aug 2018 - Jun 2021)

Otis Booth Leadership Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, and Director, Liquid Sunlight Alliance

California Institute of Technology

Naomi Ginsberg

Thrust Leader, Research Group 2

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics; Faculty Scientist, Materials Science Division, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division, LBNL; Member, Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute

University of California, Berkeley

Ralph Nuzzo

Ralph Nuzzo

G.L. Clark Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paul Braun

Paul Braun

Adjunct Investigator

Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Professor of Chemistry; Director of the Materials Research Laboratory

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Shanhui Fan

Deputy Director (Jun 2021 - present)

Thrust Leader, Research Group 3 (Aug 2018 - May 2021)

Joseph and Hon Mai Goodman Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics; Director, Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory; Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Stanford University

Prineha Narang

Prineha Narang

Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science

Harvard University

Eli Yablonovitch

Eli Yablonovitch

Professor in the Graduate School

Senior Faculty Scientist, LBNL, & Member, Kavli Energy Nano-Sciences Institute; Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science

University of California, Berkeley

Alberto Salleo

Alberto Salleo

Professor and Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

Stanford University

Tony Heinz

Tony Heinz

Thrust Leader, Research Group 1

Professor, Applied Physics and Photon Science; Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Stanford University

Eran Rabani

Eran Rabani

Glenn T. Seaborg Chair in Physical Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Tel Aviv University; Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

University of California, Berkeley

A. Paul Alivisatos

A. Paul Alivisatos

University President and Professor, Department of Chemistry and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

The University of Chicago 

Mark Brongersma

Mark Brongersma

Thrust Leader, Research Group 3 (Jun 2021 - present)

Stephen Harris Professor and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics; Deputy Director, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials

Stanford University

Jennifer Dionne

Jennifer Dionne

Director

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology; Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research Platforms/Shared Facilities; Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Stanford University

Aaron Lindenberg

Aaron Lindenberg

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering and Photon Science

Stanford University