Paul Weiss, UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a 2019 fellow of the Materials Research Society. He is being honored for his “pioneering nanoscience advances, testing the ultimate limits of miniaturization of functional materials, developing ultrahigh resolution microscopes that simultaneously measure structure, spectra and function, and adding chemical dimensions to nanolithography.

Weiss, who is also a distinguished professor of bioengineering and of materials science and engineering, and who holds a UC Presidential Chair, conducts research 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, a leading nanoscience and nanotechnology journal. He is a member and former director of the California NanoSystems Institute.

The fellowship program recognizes members who are notable for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research worldwide. Weiss is the second UCLA chemistry and biochemistry faculty member to receive the honor, along with Professor Richard Kaner.

Weiss is co-lead author of new research published March 21 in the journal ACS Nano reporting a new class of membranes that could lead to a more effective treatment for periodontal disease. 

He was elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2017, among his many other honors.