Principal Investigator

Xiang Zhang

Xiang Zhang, Ernest S. Kuh Endowed Chaired Professor of Mechanical Engineering and LBNL Materials Sciences Division Director

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Professor Xiang Zhang is the inaugural Ernest S. Kuh Endowed Chaired Professor at UC Berkeley and Director of NSF Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center. He is the Director of the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a member of the Kavli Energy Nano Science Institute. He is an elected member of US National Academy of Engineering, Academia Sinica (National Academy in PR China), and Fellow of five scientific societies: APS, OSA, AAAS, SPIE, and ASME. Zhang received Ph.D from UC Berkeley, MS from University of Minnesota and MS/BS from Nanjing University, PR China. He was an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University (1996-1999), and associate professor and full professor at UCLA (1999-2004) prior to joining Berkeley faculty in 2004. Professor Zhang’s current research focuses on nano-scale science and technology, materials physics, photonics and bio-technologies.