Dr Duan is the third winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship. The Editorial Board chose Professor Duan in recognition of the contribution he has made to the materials chemistry field. Professor Duan will present the lectureship at a conference in the near future (details will be announced shortly). The Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship is an annual award that honors a younger scientist who has made a significant contribution to the field.
Xiangfeng Duan is an Associate Professor and holds the Howard Reiss Career Development Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA since 2008. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from USTC, China (1997) and his M.A. degree in Chemistry (1999) and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (2002) from Harvard University. He was previously a founding scientist at Nanosys Inc. His current research focuses on nanoscale integration of dissimilar materials with distinct compositions, structures and properties to create a new generation of integrated materials systems with unique functions and/or unprecedented performance. Dr. Duan has published over 70 papers in leading journals, holds over 30 patents, and has been recognized by a number of awards, including the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and more recently the IUMRS-MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award.