Debye Visiting Chair

The 2019 Debye Visiting Chair is Joanna Aizenberg

The Debye Visiting Chair is a six-week chair for an eminent scientist in the field of Catalysis, Colloids or Nanophotonics.  As part of their tenure at the Debye Institute, the visiting professor gives four lectures and a colloquium.

Debye Visiting Chair, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Joanna Aizenberg

Professor Aizenberg is the Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Director of the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology and Platform Leader in the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Aizenberg is one of the pioneers of the rapidly developing field of bioinspired materials design. She pursues a broad range of research interests that include biomimetics, smart materials, wetting phenomena, bio-nano interfaces, and self-assembly.

Previous Debye Visiting Chairs include:

  • 2017: Prof. Peng Chen (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, USA)
  • 2016: Prof. Otto L. Muskens (School of Phyics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK)
  • 2015: Prof. Roberto Piazza (Department of Chemistry, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Politecnic University of Milan, Italy)
  • 2014: Prof. Miquel Costas (Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis, University of Girona, Spain)
  • 2013: Prof. Daniel Gamelin (Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, USA)
  • 2012: Prof. Christophe Delerue (University of Lille, France / National Center for Scientific Research, France)
  • 2009: Prof. David Pine (Center for Soft Matter Research, Department of Physics, New York University, USA)
  • 2004: Prof. Christopher B. Murray (Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, USA)