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Press Release 07-053
Berkeley Nanotechnology Pioneer to Receive $500,000 Waterman Award

Annual prize from NSF recognizes outstanding young individual who is revolutionizing research

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Chemist Peidong Yang is the 2007 winner of the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award.

Chemist Peidong Yang, of the University of California, Berkeley, is the 2007 winner of the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award.

Credit: Peidong Yang, University of California, Berkeley


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Chemist Peidong Yang, the winner of the National Science Foundation's 2007 Alan T. Waterman award, led the development of a nanowire laser that fires ultraviolet light. Yang and his colleagues grew the wire as part of an array using novel, efficient techniques.

Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation

 

Yang and his colleagues have grown arrays of zinc oxide and gallium nitride nanowires.

Yang and his colleagues have grown arrays of zinc oxide and gallium nitride nanowires.

Credit: Peidong Yang, University of California, Berkeley


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One of Peidong Yang's achievements was the development of a nanowire laser.

Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation


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Peidong Yang on the research that lead to the Waterman Award.
View video 2 - Nanostructure solar cells versus silicon-based solar cells.
View video 3 - Public benefits of research.
View video 4 - Impact of the Waterman Award.
View video 5 - Further research.



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