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The American Chemical Society's Spring 2009 national meeting in Salt Lake City next week will see more than 100 presentations delivered by scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), including many that will be featured at special events.

Berkeley Scientists Give Featured Talks at American Chemical Society

Berkeley, CA | Posted on March 19th, 2009

The overarching theme for the meeting is nanoscience and nanotechnology and Berkeley Lab presentations will cover a broad range of nanoscale research in areas such as energy, the environment, molecular biology and immunology, catalysis, biomimetics and artificial photosynthesis. Starting next Monday (March 23), Berkeley Lab will feature short reports on Lab-related highlights on our homepage at www.lbl.gov. Featured presentations include:

  • Nanoscience and the revolution of catalysis science by National Medal of Science winner Gabor Somorjai, acknowledged by chemists as the "father of modern catalysis."
  • Quantum secrets of photosynthesis by Graham Fleming, winner of this year's Joel Henry Hildebrand Award
  • Nanocrystals for solar energy by Paul Alivisatos, interim director of Berkeley Lab and the Larry and Diane Bock Professor of Nanotechnology at UC Berkeley
  • Progress for women in the chemical sciences over the last 60 years by Darleane Hoffman, only the second woman to ever win the Priestly Medal
  • Using biomimetics as nanostructure templates by Jim De Yoreo of The Molecular Foundry, a national DOE nanoscience center located at Berkeley Lab.
For more information on these and other Laboratory presentations, contact Lynn Yarris at lcyarris@lbl.gov or visit the ACS Website for Spring 2009 Meeting at this link

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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with “excellence.” Eleven scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize and 55 Nobel Laureates either trained here or had significant collaborations with our Laboratory. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. As of 2008, there have been 61 Berkeley Lab scientists elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), considered one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. This translates to approximately three-percent of the total NAS membership, an unparalleled record of achievement. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and two of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world.

Contacts:
Mr. Lynn Yarris
Senior science writer/media relations
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
phone: 510-486-5375

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