Affiliate Professor James De Yoreo's research focuses on understanding and manipulating interactions, assembly, and crystallization in nanoparticle, biomolecule and mineral systems. Over the next three years, with $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, De Yoreo aims to "to make significant headway in understanding and controlling interfacial processes that underlie a vast array of natural phenomena and technological applications, from biofouling to electrical energy storage” as a Distinguished Scientist Fellow.
Authorized by the America COMPETES Act, the Distinguished Scientist Fellow program is intended to develop, sustain, and promote scientific and academic excellence in DOE Office of Science research through collaborations between institutions of higher education and national laboratories.
De Yoreo is co-director of the joint UW-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology (NW IMPACT), and deputy director of the UW-led Center for the Science of Synthesis Across Scales (CSSAS). De Yoreo is an affiliate professor in both chemistry and materials science & engineering at the UW, and is recognized as a UW-PNNL Distinguished Faculty Fellow.