Paul Weiss Named Distinguished Professor at IIT Madras

This article was originally published by UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry

Professor Paul Weiss has been named a Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. IIT Madras Distinguished Professorships are awarded to pre-eminent authorities in their fields and who are nationally or internationally recognized for the importance of their achievements. Weiss is the first UCLA faculty member to receive the honor. He will visit the Institute periodically to interact with students and faculty.

Weiss holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry and materials science & engineering. He leads an interdisciplinary research group focused on understanding and controlling chemistry, physics, biology, and materials at the smallest scales. He is the founding, and current, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano, one of the top scientific journals in nanoscience and nanotechnology. From 2009–2014 Weiss held the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences and was the director of the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute, of which he is a member.

The IIT Madras is one of India’s foremost institutes of higher technological education and basic and applied research. The 65-year old Institute is part of the seven-campus IIT system across India, which has generated many leaders of the current technology boom across the globe. Located in Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu – the Institute has 15 academic departments and nearly 100 laboratories, with advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences. It has established a reputation as a premier center for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in India.

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.