Alvisatos wins National Medal of Science

Portrait of Paul Alivisatos.

Paul Alivisatos, chemistry professor and newly appointed Berkeley vice chancellor for research, has been selected to receive the nation’s top honor in science, the National Medal of Science. Alivisatos is among nine chosen to receive the medal. He is the former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His successor as of March 2016 is physicist Michael Witherell of UC Santa Barbara.