Louis E. Brus

Louis E. Brus is the S. L. Mitchell Professor of Chemistry at Columbia University. He is the discoverer of the colloidal semi-conductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots.[1]

Louis E. Brus
Born1943 (age 77–78)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materRice University
Columbia University
Known forQuantum Dots
Nanotechnology
Nanocrystals
Nanotubes
AwardsIrving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics (2001)
National Academy of Sciences (2004)
ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials (2005)
R. W. Wood Prize (2006)
Kavli Prize (2008)
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (2010)
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science (2012)
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry
Chemical Physics
InstitutionsColumbia University
Doctoral advisorRichard Bersohn

Brus received the Franklin Institute's 2012 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science,[2] and was chosen for the 2010 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences. He received the inaugural Kavli Prize for nanoscience in 2008,[3] and was co-recipient of the 2006 R. W. Wood prize of the Optical Society of America.[4] He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Association of Rice University Alumni in 2010.

He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2004 and is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[5]

CareerEdit

In 1973, Brus joined AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he did the work that led to the discovery of quantum dots. In 1996, Brus left Bell Labs and joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brus, Louis E. (1984). "Electron–electron and electron‐hole interactions in small semiconductor crystallites: The size dependence of the lowest excited electronic state". The Journal of Chemical Physics. 80 (4403): 4403–4409. doi:10.1063/1.447218. Retrieved 2015-01-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science". Franklin Institute. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2013-04-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Columbia Professors to Receive Kavli Prizes in Norway Ceremony". 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "R. W. Wood Prize". 2006. Retrieved 2010-06-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Gruppe 4: Kjemi" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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