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Friday, April 11, 2008

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Paul Alivisatos Named Deputy Director of Berkeley Lab

Paul Alivisatos, an award-winning chemist and international authority on the fabrication of nanocrystals and their use in solar energy applications, has been named the new Deputy Director for Berkeley Lab. His appointment is effective April 7, 2008. Alivisatos, who has been serving as Berkeley Lab’s acting Deputy Director since December of 2007 when Graham Fleming stepped down from the position, currently holds the titles of Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and director of the Materials Sciences Division (MSD). He will continue to serve as MSD director until a permanent replacement is appointed. A search committee to recommend a new director for MSD will be formed by Lab Director Steve Chu. For more about the Alivisatos Deputy Director appointment, read here.

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