Prof. Peter J. Pauzauskie

pjpPeter Pauzauskie received BS degrees in chemical engineering, chemistry, and mathematics from Kansas State University in 2002 after pursuing undergraduate research in the chemistry laboratory of Prof. Ken Klabunde where he focused on understanding complex surface reactions between magnesium oxide nanocrystals and methyl iodide molecules. After being recognized with the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship he pursued a Ph.D. in physical chemistry with Prof. Peidong Yang at the University of California, Berkeley where his dissertation focused on the synthesis, characterization, and optoelectronic integration of inorganic nanowires. After graduating in 2007 he started a post-doc in the Chemical Sciences Division of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a DOE Lawrence Fellow under the direction of Dr. Joe H. Satcher, Jr. where he focused on novel diamond- and graphene- based carbon aerogel materials. Since 2010 Prof. Pauzauskie has served as an assistant professor in the Materials Science & Engineering department at the University of Washington.


E.O. Lawrence postdoctoral fellowship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2007 – 2010)
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2007)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University (2002)
B.S., Chemistry and Mathematics, Kansas State University (2002)

Awards & Honors:

National Academy of Engineering’s US-German FOE symposium participant (2015)
Dual Appointment, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate (2014)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award (2012)
University of Cambridge Oppenheimer postdoctoral fellowship (2007, declined)
MRS Graduate Student Gold Award (2006)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2002)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2 years (1999)
Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award (1997)