Paul S. Weiss

Paul S. Weiss

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

570 Westwood Plaza

Phone: (310) 825-0317
Fax: (310) 267-4918

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
Learn about our research in atomic-scale surface chemistry and physics, molecular devices, nanolithography, biophysics, and neuroscience. Meet our excellent research group of dynamic young scientists, and see the awards they have won. Look over our research publications (or look over my publications from before coming to Penn State). See a list of upcoming talks where you can catch Weiss group members live. Have a look at recent news articles on our group. Here is my philosophy in how we run our group.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
MIT Undergraduate Award in Chemistry (1980) Earle C. Anthony Fellow (1980-1981) National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator (1991-1996) Scanning Microscopy International Presidential Scholarship (1994) B. F. Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Award (1994) Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1995-1997) American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry (1996) John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1997-1998) American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow (2000) American Physical Society, Fellow (2002) Penn State Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Honors Teaching Award (2004) Penn State Nanofabrication Fellow (2005) Penn State, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Physics (2005) University of Arizona, Eminent Scholar Lecture (2006) University of PittsburghDepartment of Chemistry, Levine Lecturer (2007) Alpha Chi Sigma Outstanding Professor Award (2007) American Vacuum Society, Fellow (2007) University of Oklahoma, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, J. Clarence Karcher Lecture (2008) Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry Frontiers Lectures (2008) Association of American Publishers, Professional Scholarly Publishing PROSE Award for 2008, Best New Journal in Science, Technology, and Medicine (2009) Prof. J. W. McBain Memorial Lecture, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (2009) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Institute of Advanced Study Distinguished Lecture (2010) Thomas Jefferson University, William Potter Lecture (2010) ISI Rising Star, ACS Nano (ten times: March 2010, May 2010, July 2010, September 2010, November 2010, January 2011, May 2011, July 2011, September 2011, November 2011) American Chemical Society, Fellow, (2010) Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Chemical Society, Molecular Science Forum Lecture Professorship (2010) Chinese Chemical Society, Honorary Fellow (2010) Gordon Research ConferencesAlexander M. Cruickshank Lecturer in the Physical Sciences (2011) Harbin Institute of Technology, Honorary Professor (2012) Tongji University, Advisory Professor (2012) University of Aukland, Distinguished Visitor (2013) American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow Georgia Tech Department of Chemistry, Fink Lecturer (2015) American Chemical Society Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry (2015) Caltech Kavli Nanoscience Institute Distinguished Visiting Professor (2015) Jilin University, Visiting Professor, (2015) Hope College, Department of Chemistry Neckers Lecturer (2016) Peking University, Xingda Lecture (2015) UCLA, UC Presidential Chair in Chemistry (2015-) Soochow University, Institute for Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Distinguished Lecture (2015) Soochow University, Honorary Professor (2015-) Northeastern University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Distinguished Speaker (2015) American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Elected Fellow (2016) Hope College, Department of Chemistry Neckers Lecturer (2016) Griffith University, Honorary Professor (2016-2019) Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), 2016 INRS Chaire d’excellence Jacques­Beaulieu at the Centre for Energy, Materials and Telecommunications (2016-2017) Fulbright Scholar Specialist (2016-2021) American Chemical Society, Southern California Section, Richard C. Tolman Medal (2016) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Institute Lecture (2017) Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Honorary Professor (2017) American Chemical Society Patterson-Crane Award for Contributions to Chemical Information NANOSMAT Prize (2018) University of Alberta, Edward Herbert Boomer Memorial Lecture (2019) McMaster University, Les Shemilt Lectureship (2019) Case Western Reserve University, Department of Chemistry Frontier Lecture (2019) Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), Distinguished Lecturer (2019) Huazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (SCCE), Hua Yuan Lecture (2019)