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Xiangfeng Duan, Ph.D.

Howard Reiss Career Development Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

A Short Biography:

Dr. Duan received the B.S degree in chemistry from University of Science and Technology and China (USTC) in 1997, M.A. degree in chemistry and Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Harvard University in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He was a Founding Scientist, Principal Scientist and Manager of Advanced Technology at Nanosys Inc. from 2002 to 2008. He joined UCLA in 2008.



Awards and Honors:

2012           Department of Energy Early Career Scientist

2012           Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator

2012           Office of Naval Research Young Investigator

2012           3M Non-tenured Faculty Award

2011           UCLA Herbert Newby McCoy Research Award

2011           Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

2011           Alpha Chi Sigma Glen T. Seaborg Award

2011           Ranked 41st in Reuter¡¯s List of Top-100 Most Cited Chemists during 2000-2010

2011      Ranked 20th in Reuter¡¯s List of Top-100 Most Cited Materials Scientists during 2000-2010

2010           Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Mentor

2010           National Science Foundation CAREER Award

2008           National Institute of Health Director¡¯s New Innovator Award

2008           UCLA Howard Reiss Career Development Chair

2006           NASA Nanotech Brief ¡°Nano 50¡± Innovator Award

2006           American Chemical Society Regional Industry Innovation Award

2003           MIT Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovators Award

2001           National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Award

2001           Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award Gold Medal

1996           President Guo Moruo Scholarship, University of Science and Technology of China