Fields:Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials physics, Neuroscience

Charles M. LieberCharles M. Lieber is an American chemist and pioneer in nanoscience and nanotechnology. In 2011, Lieber was named by Thomson Reuters as the leading chemist in the world for the decade 2000-2010 based on the impact of his scientific publications. He is known for his contributions to the synthesis, assembly and characterization of nanoscale materials and nanodevices, the application of nanoelectronic devices in biology, and as a mentor to numerous leaders in nanoscience.

Lieber has published over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has edited and contributed to many books on nanoscience. He is the principal inventor on over fifty issued US patents and applications, and joined nanotechnology company Nanosys as a scientific co-founder in 2001 and Vista Therapeutics in 2007. In 2012, Lieber was awarded the Wolf Prize in Chemistry.

Born:1959 (age 60–61), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Citizenship: United States Fields: Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials physics, Neuroscience Institutions:Harvard University, Columbia University, Wuhan University of Technology

Alma mater:Franklin & Marshall College,

Stanford University Doctoral students:

Hongjie Dai,

Philip Kim,

Peidong Yang

Known for: Nanomaterials synthesis and assembly,

Nanostructure characterization, Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, Nanobioelectronics

Notable awards:Wolf Prize in Chemistry (2012), MRS Von Hippel Award (2016), NAS (2004)

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