Arthur Nozik

(BS ChE ’59)
Grantham Dr. Nozik received his BChE from Cornell University in 1959 and his PhD in
Physical Chemistry from Yale University in 1967. Before joining NREL (then known as the
Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)) in 1978, he conducted basic and applied research
at the Allied Chemical Corporation and American Cyanamid Corporation.

Dr. Nozik's research interests include size quantization effects in semiconductor quantum
dots and quantum wells, and the applications of these nanostructures to solar photon
conversion, photogenerated carrier relaxation dynamics in semiconductor structures,
photoelectrochemistry of semiconductor/molecule interfaces, photoelectrochemical energy
conversion, photocatalysis, optical, magnetic and electrical properties of solids, and
Mössbauer spectroscopy. He has published more than 260 papers and book chapters in
these fields, has delivered more than 360 invited, Plenary, and keynote talks, and holds 11
U.S. patents. He has served on numerous scientific review and advisory panels and
received several national and international awards and honors in solar energy research
related to photon conversion to photovoltaics and solar fuels; these include the Yale
Graduate School Cross Medal, the Thompson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in
Chemistry designation, the ECS’s Heinz Gerischer Award and Energy Technology
Research Award, the Eni Award (from Italy), the ACS Esselen Award at Harvard, a JPC
Special Honorary Festschrift Issue, and Distinguished Lectureships from the U.S. DOE,
Case Western University, and Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Nozik was a senior editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry from 1993 - 2005. He is
a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is also a member of the American
Chemical Society, the Electrochemical Society, the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society, and the Society of Photo
Optical Instrument Engineers.