University of Colorado, Boulder and National Renewable Energy Laboratory

United States


Dr. Nozik received a BChE from Cornell (1959) and a PhD in Phys. Chem. from Yale (1967).  He is presently Sr. Research Fellow, Emer. at  the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU). Dr. Nozik's current research interests include size quantization effects in semiconductor quantum dots/quantum wells, applications of these nanostructures to solar photon conversion to PV and solar fuels; hot carrier relaxation dynamics in semiconductors; and photoelectrochemical energy conversion at semiconductor/molecule interfaces.  He has published > 265 papers and book chapters, written/edited 7 books, and delivered > 375 Invited talks. Nozik has received several awards/ honors including the 2016 Cross Medal of the Yale Grad. School, a 2016 Honorary Sympos. Held at CU celebrating lifetime contributions, a named Nozik Director’s Grad. Fellowship at NREL, the Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher designation (2014, 2018), the ECS’s 2013 Gerischer Awd and 2002 Energy Tech. Research Awd; the 2008 Eni Prize (Italy); the 2011 ACS Esselen Awd at Harvard; a Journal of Physical  Chemistry Honorary Festschrift Issue (2006); and a DOE Distinguished Lectureship (1989). Dr. Nozik was a senior editor of the J. of Phys. Chem. from 1993 – 2005. He is a Fellow of the APS, AAAS, U.K. Royal Soc. of Chem., and the NREL-CU Renewable & Sustainable Energy Instit. (RASEI).