Jim De Yoreo joined the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as Deputy Director of Research in December of 2007. Previously, he was the Deputy Director of the Laboratory Science and Technology Office at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Cornell University in 1985. Following post-doctoral work at The University of Maine and Princeton University, he became a member of the LLNL technical staff in 1989.
His research has spanned a wide range of materials-related disciplines, including low temperature solid state physics, geophysics and geochemistry, laser materials, crystal growth, and biomolecular materials. His current research focus is on the physics of directed assembly at solid-liquid interfaces in biomineral and biomolecular systems.
Dr. De Yoreo has authored, co-authored, or edited over 150 papers, books, and patents and chaired numerous conferences on materials science, crystal growth and biomineralization. He served on Congressman Honda’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Nanotechnology and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community. He currently serves as the Vice-President/President-Elect of the Materials Research Society and as a member of the Executive Committee of The American Association for Crystal Growth. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Crystal Growth.
- Fellow of the American Physical Society
- Laudise Prize of the International Organization for Crystal Growth
- R&D 100 award: Development of rapid growth process for KDP
- LLNL Science and Technology Award
- Valedictorian, Colby College, Class of 1978