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SpeakerArthur J. Nozik

Dr. Arthur J. Nozik is the Senior Research FellowEmeritusat the U.S DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), aResearch Professorat the University of Colorado, Boulder, and afounding Fellow of the NREL/University of Colorado Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. Nozik has been Associate Director of a joint Los Alamos National Lab/NREL Energy Frontier Research Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics. Nozik received his BChE from Cornell University in 1959 and his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Yale University in 1967. Dr. Nozik's research interests include size quantization effects in semiconductor quantum dots and quantum wells, including multiple exciton generation from a single photon; the applications of unique effects in nanostructures to advanced approaches for solar photon conversion to electricity and solar fuels; photogenerated carrier relaxation dynamics in various semiconductor structures; photoelectrochemistry of semiconductor-molecule interfaces; photoelectrochemical energy conversion; photocatalysis; optical, magnetic and electrical properties of solids; and Mössbauer spectroscopy. He has published over 250papers and book chapters in these fields, written or edited 7 books, holds 11 U.S. patents, and has delivered over 360invited talks at universities, conferences, and symposia. He has received many awards in solar energy research including the Eni Award (President of Italy); the Heinz Gerischer Award of European Section of the Electrochemical Society; the Gustavus Esselen Award (at Harvard University) for Chemistry in the Public Interest, American Chemical Society; the Research Award of the U.N. Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization; he received the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher Designation in 2014 (1 of <200 Globally in Chemistry). Dr. Nozik has been a Senior Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry for 12 years and has been on the editorial boards of many journals.   A Special Festschrift Issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry honoring Dr. Nozik's scientific career appeared in a December 2006 issue. Dr. Nozik is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal Society of Chemistry; he is also a member of the ACS, the ECS and the MRS. abstract