Materials and solid state chemistry; nanostructure synthesis,assembly and characterization; nanophotonics; energy conversion (photovoltaics,artificial photosynthesis and thermoelectrics)
1988-1993 B. S. in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, P. R. China, 1993.
1999-2004 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
2002-2004 ChevronTexaco Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry.
2001-2009 Founding Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Nanosys, Inc.
2002-2009 Faculty Scientist, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2004-2007 Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
2004- Deputy Director, Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, Berkeley
2005- Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
2007- Professor of Chemistry
2008-2009 Miller Professor, Department of Chemistry
2009- Senior Faculty Scientist, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2009- Founder, Alphabet Energy, Inc.
2010-2012 Department Head, North Site Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis.
2012- S. K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Chair in Energy
2013- Dean, School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech