Brian A. Korgel

Brian A. Korgel


Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics

T. Brockett Hudson Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director, National Science Foundation I/UCRC for Next Generation Photovoltaics


B.S., University of California at Los Angeles, 1991
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1997
Post-doctoral Fellow, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1997-1998


Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 1998-2003
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 2003-2007
Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-present
Visiting Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Universidad de Alicante, Spain, 2007-2008
Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, Université Josef Fourier, France, 2008
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute for Process Engineering, China, 2011-2012
Next Power Honorary Distinguished Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Taiwan, 2009-2010

Founder and Board of Directors, Piñon Technologies, 2007-present
Founder and Board of Directors, InnovaLight, Inc., 2001-2006

Associate Editor, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2005-2012
Editorial Advisory Board, Chemistry of Materials, 2006-2011
Editorial Board, Materials Science and Engineering: R, 2007-present
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 2009-2011
Texas Nanotechnology Foundation Scientific Review Board, 2003-present

Director of the Doctoral Portfolio Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Co-Director of NANOLAB, An Undergraduate Laboratory in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at UT Austin
Advisor: UT Austin AIChE Student Chapter, 1999-2003

Texas Materials Institute, Member
Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology, Member


International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Young Observer, 2013
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, 2012
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Professional Progress Award, 2012
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2011
Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award (TAMEST), 2009
Roy-Somiya Medal of the International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association, 2008
[read Dr. Korgel's award address in the ISHA Newsletter]
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Spain, 2007
Frank A. Liddell, Jr. Fellow in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2002-2007
Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2001-2002
Engineering Foundation Young Faculty Award, 2001
3M Non-tenured Faculty Grant Award, 2001
Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation Finalist, 2001
Halliburton/Brown & Root Young Faculty Excellence Award, 2000
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2000
DuPont Young Professor Award, 2000
UCLA Alumni Distinguished Scholar, 1997

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