John C. Hemminger, University of California, USA
Title: Photoelectron spectroscopy studies of chemistry at the liquid/vapor interface
John C. Hemminger earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in 1971. He obtained his M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Harvard University working with William A. Klemperer. Following two years as an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he joined the Chemistry faculty at UC Irvine, where he has been Chair of the Chemistry Department and Dean of the School of Physical Sciences. He is presently Professor of Chemistry and the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California, Irvine. His research has involved a diverse range of fundamental studies of the chemistry and physics occurring at surfaces and interfaces, with applications to the optical properties of nanostructured surfaces, surface reaction chemistry, catalyst performance, and atmospheric chemistry (with a particular emphasis on the liquid/vapor interface). His research is funded by the Chemistry Division of the NSF, and a program on solar energy that is a joint program of the Chemistry Division, the Division of Materials Research, and the Division of Mathematics, as well as by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed papers and mentored over 50 graduate students and 30 postdoctoral researchers. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, the American Vacuum Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received National Awards from the American Chemical Society (the Arthur W. Adamson award) and from the American Vacuum Society (the Medard W. Welch award). He is a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award.