Professor Yang Peidong Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Author:Office of the President            Date:2016-05-04            Browse:919

On May 3rd, The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, including Professor Yang Peidong. 

Yang Peidong received a B.S. in chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1997. He did postdoctoral research at University of California, Santa Barbara before joining the faculty in the department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. He is now the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy in the Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley and Founding Dean of School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University. He also serves as MRS Fellow, and a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences is the most prestigious scientific society in the U.S., established under a congressional charter signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Along with the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, the NAS provides science, technology and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.