About Alán

Alán Aspuru-Guzik


Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University
12 Oxford Street, Room M113
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: (617) 384-8188
Fax: (617) 496-9411
E-mail: email

Professor, Harvard University (2013-Present)
Associate Professor, Harvard University (2010-2013)
Assistant Professor, Harvard University (2006-2010)
Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley (2005-2006)
Ph.D., UC Berkeley (2004)
B.Sc., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1999)

Major Honors and Awards
2017 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2016-2018 Invited Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Advanced Materials
2016 Per-Olov Löwdin Lecturer, Uppsala University
2016 National Science Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematical and Physical Sciences Lecturer
2015 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Senior Fellow
2015 Korea Advanced Institute of Technology EEWS Distinguished Lecturer
2015 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship , (Formerly National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship)
2015 Member of Origins of Life Initiative, Harvard University
2015 Information Science and Technology Center Distinguished Lecturer, Colorado State University
2015 Associate Editor, Chemical Science
2015 Isaiah Shavitt Lecturer, Technion, Israel
2013 Computer World Data+ Award
2013 ACS Early Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry
2012 Elected Fellow, American Physical Society
2012 Phillips Distinguished Visitor, Haverford College
2012 Ulam Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratories
2011 Big Think Delphi Fellow
2010 MIT Technology Review Young Innovator Under 35 (TR35)
2010 American Chemical Society Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
2010 Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award
2010 Hascoe Distinguished Lecturer, University of Connecticut
2009 DARPA Young Faculty Award
2009 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
2009 Sloan Research Fellow
2009 Closs Lecturer, University of Chicago
2007 Dow Foundation Distinguished Lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara


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