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

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Derek Drost
Biosciences Research

 

 

 

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Advanced Materials and Formulation Research

 

 

 

 

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Chemicals and Inorganic Materials Research

 

 

 

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Victor Oh
Digital Innovation Manager

 

 

 

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Thomas Rausch
Information Services and Supply Chain Innovation Management

 

 

 

Brian Standen

Brian Standen
Digitalization in R&D

 

 

 

 

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Gopal Kamath
Digitalization in R&D

 

Former Principal Investigators

Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley

Vivek Subramanian, UC Berkeley

Zhenan Bao, Stanford University

Dean Toste, UC Berkeley

Yi Cui, Stanford University

Eric McFarland, UC Santa Barbara

Nitin Nitin, UC Davis

Jens Norskov, Stanford University

Tina Jeoh, UC Davis

Ravi Ramamoorthi, UC San Diego

Manmohan Chandraker, NEC Labs

Vivek Subramanian, UC Berkeley

Tarek Zohdi, UC Berkeley

Dan Nomura, UC Berkeley

Nir Yosef, UC Berkeley

Justin Siegel, UC Davis

Michael Fischbach, Stanford University


Researchers

Name Position Research Group Institute
Mrittika Bhattacharya Postdoc Barile group UC Davis
Michael Belcher Ph.D Candidate Shih group UC Davis
Daniel Brauer Ph.D Candidate Francis group UC Berkeley
Michael Breeden Ph.D Candidate Kummel group UC San Diego
Grace Busse Ph.D Candidate Chueh group Stanford University
David Burnett Ph.D Candidate Pister group UC Berkeley
Stephanie Contreras Ph.D Candidate Siegel group UC Davis
Peter Csernica Ph.D Candidate Chueh group Stanford University
Gozde Demirer Ph.D Candidate Landry group UC Berkeley
Peyman Delparastan Ph.D Candidate Messersmith group UC Berkeley
Daniel Drew Ph.D Candidate Pister group UC Berkeley
Biswanath Dutta Postdoc Iglesia group UC Berkeley
Jason Fell Postdoc Siegel group UC Davis
Maria Folgueras Ph.D Candidate Yang group UC Berkeley
Teng Fu Postdoc Iglesoa group UC Berkeley
Will Gent Ph.D Candidate Chueh group Stanford University
Emmet Goodman Ph.D Candidate Cargenllo group Stanford University
Eduardo Grandio Postdoc Landry group UC Berkeley
Jason Grebenkemper Postdoc Seshadri/Wilson group UC Santa Barbara
Hossein Heidari Ph.D Candidate Taylor group UC Berkeley
Matthew Horton Postdoc Persson group UC Berkeley
Lori Huberman Postdoc Glass group UC Berkeley
Zhe Ji Ph.D Candidate Yaghi group UC Berkeley
Jianbo Jin Ph.D Candidate Yang group UC Berkeley
Sarah Klass Ph.D Candidate Francis group UC Berkeley
Joon Kim Ph.D Candidate Long group Stanford
Chinmay Kukarni Postdoc Uhrich group UC Riverside
Veronica Li Ph.D. Candidate Long group Stanford
Yang Li Postdoc Glass group UC Berkeley
Kyueui Lee Postdoc Messersmith group UC Berkeley
Teng Lei Ph.D. Candidate Yang group UC Berkeley
Aaron McLeod Ph.D. Candidate Kummel group UC San Diego
Kasey Markel Ph.D. Candidate Shih group UC Davis
Jan Meisner Postdoc Martinez group Stanford University
Guang Miao Postdoc Iglesia group UC Berkeley
Nareh Movsesian Ph.D. Candidate Gupta group University of Southern Californiay
Joseph Montoya Postdoc Persson group UC Berkeley
My Nguyen Ph.D Candidate Schell/Fredrikson group UC Berkeley
Molleigh Preefer Ph.D Candidate Seshadri group UC Santa Barbara
Tamas Prizleszky Postdoc Helgeson group UC Santa Barbara
Ritwika Ray Postdoc Hartwig group UC Berkeley
Celine Santiago Postdoc Francis group UC Berkeley
Phillip Seltzer Postdoc Stucky/Chmelka group UC Santa Barbara
Nick Sherk Ph.D Candidate Fredrikson group UC Santa Barbara
Nicole Schauser Ph.D Candidate Seshadri group UC Santa Barbara
Eric Schwartz Ph.D Candidate Guan group UC Irvine
Craig Schindler Ph.D Candidate Pister group UC Berkeley
Sabine Sebastian Ph.D Candidate Arnold group Caltech
Jimmy Shen Postdoc Persson group UC Berkeley
Kevin Shen Postdoc Schell/Fredrikon group UC Santa Barbara
Bo Su Postdoc Hartwig group UC Berkeley
Baoju Wang Postdoc Atkinson group UC Riverside
Justin Wang Ph.D Candidate Hartwig group UC Berkeley
Zachary Wu Ph.D Candidate Arnold group Caltech
Vanessa Yang Ph.D Candidate Francis group UC Berkeley
Alexander Yemelin Postdoc Arkin group UC Berkeley
Xiaojun Zeng Postdoc Stucky/Chmelka group UC Santa Barbara
Bing Zhang Ph.D Candidate Yaghi group UC Berkeleys
Rinrui Zhang M.A. Student Cargnello group Stanford University

Alumni

Name Previous Position Research Group Current Position
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
Miao Liu Postdoc Persson group Associate Professor,Institute of Physics in Chinese Academy of Sciences
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, Chemetry
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 Univeristy
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
Fil Maksimovic Postdoc Pister group Scientist, Iota Biosciences