James De Yoreo

Chief Scientist

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jim De Yoreo is a Battelle Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and an Affiliate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.  He received his PhD in Physics from Cornell University in 1985. Following post-doctoral work at the University of Maine and at Princeton University, he became a member of the technical staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1989, where he held numerous positions. He joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2007 where he served as Deputy and then Interim Director of the Molecular Foundry before moving to PNNL in 2012. De Yoreo’s research has spanned a range of materials-related disciplines, focusing recently on interactions, assembly, and crystallization in inorganic, biomolecular and biomineral systems. De Yoreo has authored, co-authored, or edited over 340 publications and patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Washington State Academy of Sciences and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society (MRS). He is a recipient of the David Turnbull Lectureship of the MRS, the DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellow award, the Laudise Prize of the International Organization for Crystal Growth (IOCG), and the Crystal Growth Award of the American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG). He has served as President of the MRS, on the Executive Committees of the IOCG and the AACG, and as a member of the DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Council.