Navigating the Opportunities at the Intersection of Education, Science and Leadership

A conversation between Paul Alivisatos, the 14th president of the University of Chicago, and Purdue President Mung Chiang 

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12
Time: 6 p.m. ET 
Location: Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall

This event is free and open to the public with a general admission ticket.

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Paul Alivisatos was named the 14th president of the University of Chicago in 2021. He also is the John D. MacArthur Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Chemistry, the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and the university’s undergraduate college.

A preeminent scientist and entrepreneur, Alivisatos has made pioneering research breakthroughs in nanomaterials. Contributions to the fundamental physical chemistry of nanocrystals are the hallmarks of his scientific career.  

His research accomplishments include studies of the scaling laws governing the optical, electrical, structural and thermodynamic properties of nanocrystals. 

Alivisatos earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1981 from the University of Chicago and a PhD in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986. He began his academic career with UC Berkeley in 1988 and with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1991.