2Dsymp Kristin Persson

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Kristin Persson

LBNL and UC Berkeley


Director, Molecular Foundry, LBNL & Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley


Dr. Kristin Persson is the Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the Director of the Molecular Foundry, a user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  She is also the Director and founder of the Materials Project (materialsproject.org) which is a world-leading resource for materials data and design. She has received the DOE Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award twice, the TMS Cyril Stanley Smith Award, the TMS Faculty Early Career Award, the Falling Walls Science and Innovation Management Award, the LBNL Director’s award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and she is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, an MRS Fellow, a AAAS Fellow and an APS Fellow. She holds several patents in the clean energy space and has co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications.