Steven Chu

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Steven Chu

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Energy Science and Engineering

Steven Chu is Professor of Physics, Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Energy Science and Engineering. His work on the laser cooling and the optical trapping of atoms led to the 1997 Physics Nobel Prize. Other contributions include atomic fountain clocks, atom interferometers, optical tweezers of biomolecules, single molecule FRET of biomolecules tethered to surfaces, . He also works on lithium-metal batteries, CO 2 capture and the acceleration of clean energy solutions. Previous positions include U.S. Secretary of Energy and director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has numerous awards and is a member of 7 academies of science.
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