Lewis Bio

Dr. Nathan Lewis

George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
m/c: 127-72, 210 Noyes Lab - 1200 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91125

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Phone: 626-395-6335

Bio: Dr. Lewis is the George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, where he has been on the faculty since 1988. He has also served as the principal investigator of the Beckman Institute Molecular Materials Resource Center at Caltech since 1992. From 1981 to 1986, he was on the faculty at Stanford University. His research interests include artificial photosynthesis and electronic noses, including exploring development of sensor arrays that use pattern recognition algorithms to identify odorants, mimicking the mammalian olfaction process. Dr. Lewis has been an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, and a Presidential Young Investigator. He was a 2008 recipient of the Michael Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Electrochemistry. He has also received the Princeton Environmental Award and the Orton Memorial Lecture Award in 2003, the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry in 1991, and the Fresenius Award in 1990. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Energy & Environmental Science. Dr. Lewis has published over 300 papers and has supervised approximately 60 graduate students and postdoctoral associates.