Paul Weiss is a Board Advisor, providing oversight to Material Sciences/ Nano Technology. Weiss is a leading American nanoscientist at the University of California, Los Angeles. From 2009–2014, he held the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences and was the director of the California NanoSystems Institute. Weiss has also co-authored over 400 research publications and holds over 40 US and international patents.


Paul received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Bell Labs from 1986 to 1988 and a visiting scientist at IBM Research at Almaden from 1988 to 1989. From 1989 until 2009, he was a professor at Pennsylvania State University, rising from Assistant Professor to Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Physics.


His awards include IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, American Chemical Society Patterson-Crane Award for Contributions to Chemical Information, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Elected Inaugural Foreign Fellow, American Chemical Society Tolman Medal, American Chemical Society Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elected Member, Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.