People

Directors

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Peidong Yang
CARA Director
S. K. and Angela Chan
Distinguished Chair in Energy
UC Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
p_yang@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-643-1545
http://nanowires.berkeley.edu

 

 

 Omar Yaghi

Omar M. Yaghi 
CARA Co-Director
The James and Neeltje Tretter
Professor of Chemistry
UC Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
yaghi@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-643-5507
http://yaghi.berkeley.edu

 

 

Kerstin Schierle-Arndt
CARA Associate Director
Senior Research Manager
Inorganic Materials and Synthesis
BASF

 

 

 

 

Administration

Lissette Garcia
CARA Center Administrator
Tel: (510) 643-1679
lgarcia@berkeley.edu

Principal Investigators

See PROJECTS page for a list of all PIs on CARA-affiliated campuses categorized by the project.


BASF Visiting Scientists

 

emirEmir Islamovic
Biosciences Research

 

 

 

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Carlos Lizandara Pueyo
Synthesis, Catalysis and Inorganic Materials Research

 

 

 

Speros_tie_color_2Joshua Speros
Advanced Materials and Formulation Research

 

 

 

Rui Zhang

Rui Zhang
Synthesis, Catalysis and Inorganic Materials Research

 

 

 

 

Former Principal Investigators

Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley

Frances Arnold, Caltech

Zhenan Bao, Stanford University

Manmohan Chandraker, NEC Labs

Yi Cui, Stanford University

Michael Fischbach, Stanford University

Malancha Gupta, USC

Tina Jeoh, UC Davis

Eric McFarland, UC Santa Barbara

Nitin Nitin, UC Davis

Dan Nomura, UC Berkeley

Jens Norskov, Stanford University

Kristin Persson, UC Berkeley

Kristopher Pister, UC Berkeley

Ravi Ramamoorthi, UC San Diego

Vivek Subramanian, UC Berkeley

Hayden Taylor, UC Berkeley

Dean Toste, UC Berkeley

Nir Yosef, UC Berkeley

Tarek Zohdi, UC Berkeley


Researchers

Name Position Research Group Institute
Amr Badary Postdoc Mayfield group UC San Diego
Mrittika Bhattacharya Postdoc Barile group UC Davis
Michael Belcher Ph.D. Candidate Shih group UC Davis
Michael Breeden Ph.D Candidate Kummel group UC San Diego
John Brunn Ph.D. Candidate Hartwig group UC Berkeley
Grace Busse Ph.D. Candidate Chueh group Stanford University
Jordan Castro Ph.D. Candidate Guan group UC Irvine
Chungryong Choi Postdoc Bates & Read de Alaniz group UC Santa Barbara
Kyoungmin Cho Postdoc Hartwig group UC Berkeley
Nicco Ciccia Ph.D. Candidate Hartwig group UC Berkeley
Peter Csernica Ph.D. Candidate Chueh group Stanford University
Jiao Deng Postdoc Liu group UC Los Angeles
Thomas Dugger Ph.D. Candidate Uhrich group UC Riverside
Maria Folgueras Ph.D. Candidate Yang group UC Berkeley
Jamie Gleason Ph.D. Candidate Francis group UC Berkeley
Will Gent Ph.D. Candidate Chueh group Stanford University
Eduardo Grandio Postdoc Landry group UC Berkeley
Lori Huberman Postdoc Glass group UC Berkeley
Jianbo Jin Ph.D. Candidate Yang group UC Berkeley
Veronica Li Ph.D. Candidate Long group Stanford
Yang Li Postdoc Glass group UC Berkeley
Aaron McLeod Ph.D. Candidate Kummel group UC San Diego
Jan Meisner Postdoc Martinez group Stanford University
My Nguyen Ph.D. Candidate Schell/Fredrickson group UC Berkeley
Louis-Felix Nothias-Scaglia Postdoc Dorrestein group UC San Diego
Molleigh Preefer Ph.D. Candidate Seshadri group UC Santa Barbara
An Phung Postdoc Burkart group UC San Diego
Phillip Seltzer Postdoc Stucky/Chmelka group UC Santa Barbara
Nicole Schauser Ph.D Candidate Seshadri group UC Santa Barbara
Sabine Sebastian Ph.D. Candidate Arnold group Caltech
Junnan Shangguan Postdoc Iglesia group UC Berkeley
Kevin Shen Postdoc Schell/Fredrickson group UC Santa Barbara
Nick Sherk Ph.D. Candidate Schell/Fredrickson group UC Santa Barbara
Jake Shi Ph.D. Candidate Hartwig group UC Berkeley
Benjamin Shih Postdoc Tolley group UC San Diego
Shuang Song Postdoc Uhrich group UC Riverside
Baoju Wang Postdoc Atkinson group UC Riverside
Henry Wang P.h.D. Candidate Martinez group Stanford University
Angel Yang Ph.D. Candidate Cargnello group Stanford University
Xiaojun Zeng Postdoc Stucky/Chmelka group UC Santa Barbara
Yichen Zhai Ph.D. Candidate Tolley group UC San Diego

Alumni

Name Previous Position Research Group Current Position
Brian Standen Digitalization in R&D BASF Global Head of Next Gen. Computing,BASF
Gopal Kamath Digitalization in R&D BASF Sr. Digital Innovation Manager,BASF
Victor Oh New Tech Scout, Biosciences BASF CEO,Tactile IA
Thomas Rausch Digital Innovation Team Lead BASF Head of Digital Innovation, BASF
Derek Drost New Tech Scout, Biosciences BASF VP, Plant Genetics at Unfold
Stephan Zuend New Tech Scout BASF MBA Student, Warwick Business School
Ahmad Dehestani New Tech Scout BASF Unknown
Yoram Barak New Tech Scout BASF Scientific Marketing Human Nutrition, BASF
Carson Beyer New Tech Scout BASF Head of CLS Portfolio, Bayer
Christian Schildknecht New Tech Scout BASF Head of Optical Systems, Trinamix
Thorsten Staud New Tech Scout BASF Program Manager, 3D Printing bei BASF
Ioana Aanei Ph.D Candidate Francis group Sci. Analyst & Entrepreneurship Prog. Manager
Adel Elsohly Postdoc Francis group Staff Scientist, Genentech
Jake Jaffe Ph.D Candidate Francis group Graduate Student, UC Berkeley
Rafi Mohammad Ph.D Candidate Francis group Staff Scientist, Bayer
Rapeepat Sangsuwan Ph.D Candidate Francis group Graduate Student, UC Berkeley
Leslie Bateman Ph.D Candidate Nomura group Sr. Scientist, Celgene
Jeremy Smith Postdoc Subramanian group Sr. Staff Scientist, Tesla
William Scheideler Ph.D Candidate Subramanian group Postdoc, Stanford University
Andre Zeumault Ph.D Candidatet Subramanian group Postdoc, Georgia Institute of Technology
Steve Jacob Postdoc Toste group Scientist, Arcus Biosciences
Reed Larson Postdoc Toste group Sr. Scientist , Merck Laboratories
Letian Dou Postdoc Yang group Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Jacob Kanady Postdoc Alivisatos group
Ala Bunescu Postdoc Hartwig group Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge
Ayodele Ogunkoya Postdoc Francis group Research Scientist, Catalent Biologics
Jeff Lopez Ph.D Candidate Bao/Cui group Postdoc, MIT
Allen Pei Ph.D Candidate Bao/Cui group Ph.D Candidate
Qing-Wei Zhang Postdoc Hartwig group Assistant Professor, USTC
Andrew Samant Postdoc Toste group Research Scientist, Jansen Pharmaceuticals
Fan Cui Ph.D. Candidate Yang group Postdoc, NYU
Zhiqiang Niu Postdoc Yang group Visiting Scholar, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics
Seojung Han Postdoc Hartwig group Research Scientist, Korea National Lab
Shradha Agrawal Ph.D. Candidate Chandraker group Data Scientist, Adobe
Scott Strobel Ph.D. Candidate Jeoh/Scher group UC Davis
Dana Wong Postdoc Jeoh/Scher group UC Davis
Richard Thornbury Ph.D. Candidate Toste group UC Berkeley
Jake Sporrer Ph.D. Candidate Subramanian group UC Berkeley
Kevin Hudnall Ph.D. Candidate Jeoh/Sher group UC Davis
Nicolas Castrillon Ph.D. Candidate Zohdi group UC Berkeley
David Detomaso Ph.D. Candidate Nir group UC Berkeley
Breanna Ford Ph.D. Candidate Nomura group LDP Program, BASF
Shizhao Su Postdoc McFarland group Electrochemical Scientist, Chemistry
Allon Wagner Ph.D. Candidate Nir group UC Berkeley
Brylee David Tiu Postdoc Messersmith group Sr. Research Scientist, 3M
Zachariah Berkson Ph.D. Candidate Chmelka group Postdoc, Coperet Lab
Steven Wolf Postdoc UCSD group Sr. Electrical Engineer, Raytheon
Behzad Tangeysh Postdoc McFarland, group Analytical Development Scientist, Seer
Max Ney Undergraduate Messersmith group Postdoc, Duke University
Fengru Fan Postdoc Stucky group Postdoc Researcher, Purdue University
Xiaolei Zhu Postdoc Martinez group Data Scientist, Insight Data Science Bootcamp, Bay Area
Jan Saska Postdoc Mascal group Sr. Scientist II, Nitto Denko, Oceanside, CA)
Carolyn Ladd Postdoc Arnold group Sr. Research Specialist, Dow Chemical
Jianmei Huang Postdoc Yang group Associate Professor, Beihang University, Beijing
Joseph Montoya Postdoc Persson group Scientist, Toyota Research Institute
Michael Rombola Postdoc Arnold group Scientist, Discovery Chemistry, San Diego
Kang Huang Postdoc Nitin group Lecturer, Univ of Auckland
Teng Lei Ph.D. Candidate Yang group Investment Associate, Kunlun Capital
Tamas Prizleszky Postdoc Helgeson group R&D Engineer at 77 Foods
Stephanie Contreras Ph.D. Candidate Siegel group UC Davis
Jason Fell Postdoc Siegel group UC Davis
Jason Grebenkemper Postdoc Wilson group UC Santa Barbara
Joseph Montoya Postdoc Persson group Toyota Research, Palo Alto
Joon Kim Ph.D. Candidate Long group MD Candidate, Stanford
Jimmy Shen Postdoc Persson group UC Berkeley
Hossein Heidari Ph.D. Candidate Taylor group UC Berkeley
Matthew Horton Postdoc Persson group Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Daniel Drew Ph.D. Candidate Pister group UC Berkeley
Bo Su Ph.D. Candidate Hartwig group Professor, Nankai University
Eric Schwartz Ph.D. Candidate Guan group UC Irvine
David Burnett Ph.D. Candidate Pister group Hardware Engineer, Apple
Fil Maksimovic Postdoc Pister group Scientist, Iota Biosciences
Daniel Brauer Ph.D. Candidate Francis group UC Berkeley
Gozde Demirer Ph.D. Candidate Landry group Asst. Professor, Caltech
Peyman Delparastan Ph.D. Candidate Messersmith group UC Berkeley
Biswanath Dutta Postdoc Iglesia group Univ. of Illinois at Urbana
Teng Fu Postdoc Iglesia group Research Scientist, BASF
Emmet Goodman Postdoc Cargnello group Stanford University
Zhe Ji Ph.D. Candidate Yaghi group UC Berkeley
Sarah Klass Ph.D. Candidate Francis group UC Berkeley
Chinmay Kukarni Postdoc Uhrich group UC Riverside
Kyueui Lee Postdoc Messersmith group Asst. Professor, Kyungpook National Univ
Kasey Markel Ph.D. Candidate Shih group UC Davis
Miao Liu Postdoc Persson group Associate Professor, Institute of Physics in Chinese Academy of Sciences
Nareh Movsesian Ph.D. Candidate Gupta group Chemical Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Dhananjay Pandey Postdoc Mayfield group UC San Diego
Ritwika Ray Postdoc Hartwig group Postdoc Researcher, UC San Francisco
Celine Santiago Postdoc Francis group Sr. Scientist, Merck
Guang Miao Postdoc Iglesia group UC Berkeley
Justin Wang Ph.D. Candidate Hartwig group Scientist, Chevron
Zachary Wu Ph.D. Candidate Arnold group Research Scientist, Deepmind
Vanessa Yang Ph.D. Candidate Francis group UC Berkeley
Alexander Yemelin Postdoc Arkin group UC Berkeley
Bing Zhang Ph.D. Candidate Yaghi group Process Engineer, Lam Research
Xinrui Zhang M.A. Student Cargnello group Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University
Verena Striebel Postdoc Abild-Pedersen group Stanford University