Naomi S. Ginsberg

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics

Faculty Scientist, Materials Science Division, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National 

Member, Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2016), UC Berkeley Department of Chemistry Teaching Award (2015), Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2015), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2015), UC Berkeley Department of Chemistry Teaching Award (2013), DARPA Young Faculty Awardee (2012), Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering (2011), Cupola Era Endowed Chair in the College of Chemistry (2010-2012)

Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Physical Biosciences Division-Fleming group), 2007-2010

Ph. D., Harvard University (Physics-Hau group) 2007

B. A. Sc., University of Toronto (Engineering Science) 2000


Office: D64/D64A Hildebrand Hall | Email: | Phone: 510.643.9153

I am a scientist currently focused on visualizing ultrafast energy flow in natural and artificial light harvesting systems and on combining electron and optical microscopies to facilitate high-resolution studies of living things and molecular interactions in solution. My background in chemistry, physics, and engineering has led me to observe coherent and previously obscured energy transfer in light harvesting complexes from plants, to develop polarization techniques in ultrafast multidimensional spectroscopy to extract structure from electronically-coupled systems, to slow, stop, and store light pulses in some of the coldest atom clouds on Earth, and to discover, follow, and understand the interactions of superfluid nonlinear excitations. Please see my Gallery page for a visual description of some of these scientific pursuits.