SYIP Faculty

Remote Coaching and Internship

Brought to you by the very BEST ranked chemistry program in the world. SYIP is administered and delivered by the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley and is taught by its own globally ranked faculty.

Joel Agar

Joel Agar

Material Science and Engineering

Professor Ager's research focuses on fundamental transport in photovoltaic materials, solar to electricity and solar to fuel materials, and discovery of solar fuel catalysts.

Francis Hellman

Frances Hellman

Condensed matter physics and material science

The Hellman group studies thermodynamic and temperature-dependent properties of materials. Current projects include ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic thin films and nanoparticles, studying the effects of disorder on the magnetic, transport, and thermodynamic properties of magnetic materials and relaxor ferroelectrics, and low temperature thermal properties of amorphous materials.

Lisa Pruitt

Lisa Pruitt

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Pruit's research is focused on structure-property relationships in orthopedic tissues, biomaterials and medical polymers.

Wenjun Zhang

Wenjun Zhang

Biomolecular Engineering and Bioenergy

Research includes genome mining for new bioactive small molecule discovery, pathway enzyme identification and characterization, as well as pathway designs toward combinatorial natural product biosynthesis and biofuel production.

Paul Alivisatos

Paul Alivisatos

Structural, thermodynamic, optical, and electrical properties of colloidal inorganic nanocrystals.

The lab investigates the fundamental physical and chemical properties of nanocrystals and also works to develop practical applications of these new materials in biomedicine and renewable energy.

Markita Landry

Markita Landry

Nanomaterials, Single-molecule Fluorescence Microscopy, Biophysics

Research lies at the intersection of single-molecule biophysics and nanomaterial-polymer science to develop new tools to probe and characterize complex biological systems.

Clay Radke

Clay Radke

Surface and Colloid Science Technology

Research focuses on using modern spectroscopic tools to combine principles of surface and colloid science towards engineering technologies where phase boundaries dictate system behavior.

Kwabena Bediako

Kwabena Bediako

Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Low-Dimensional Materials, Quantum Transport, Optoelectronics

Research efforts in the Bediako Group involve the mesoscopic investigation of interfacial charge transfer and charge transport in two-dimensional (2D) materials and heterostructures.

Professor Dan Nomura

Dan Nomura

Chemical Biology and Analytical Chemistry

Research in the Nomura group is focused on developing and applying chemical proteomic and metabolo mic platforms to identify and pharmacologically target metabolic drivers of human disease.

Ting Xu

Ting Xu

Polymers, Biomaterials, Materials Chemistry

Professor Xu's group focuses on a fundamental understanding of the physics of assemblage on multiple length scales leading to the design and assembly of functional thin films with tailored functionalities and characterization of de novo designed peptides.