UC Presidential Chair & Distinguished Professor
Paul S. Weiss is a nanoscientist and holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry, bioengineering, and materials science & engineering at UCLA, where he was previously director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He studies the ultimate limits of miniaturization, developing and applying new tools and methods for atomic-resolution imaging and patterning of chemical functionality. He applies these advances in areas including neuroscience, microbiome studies, tissue engineering, and high-throughput gene editing. He was the founding editor-in-chief of ACS Nano. He has won awards in science, engineering, teaching, publishing, and communications. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AAAS, ACS, AIMBE, APS, AVS, Canadian Academy of Engineering, IEEE, MRS, and an honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society and Chemical Research Society of India.
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