About Us

Paul Weiss Lab is an interdisciplinary group of scientists, engineers, and clinicians with broad interests and collaborations around the world. Our goal is to research the ultimate limits of miniaturization to develop new chemical understanding of the physical and biological world. Welcome!

Paul S. Weiss

UC Presidential ChairDistinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, BioengineeringDistinguished Professor of Materials Science & EngineeringCalifornia NanoSystems Institute570 Westwood PlazaBuilding 114University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA 90095USA psw >at< cnsi.ucla.edu+1 (310) 825-0317+1 (310) 267-4918 fax Google Scholar About Born: 10 October 1959Married, three sons S.B. and S.M. in Chemistry from MIT, 1980. Research in high resolution laser spectroscopy […]

Upcoming Talks

Archive of Previous Talks Upcoming Talks Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 August 2024 MXenes: Changing the World, the 3rd Annual MXene Conference, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 August 2024 Identifying, Characterizing, and Leveraging Local Structure in Functionalized MXenes Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Bioengineering, […]


Liquid Crystal Scaffolds and Uses Thereof, A. Nasajpour and P. S. Weiss, European Patent Application 21845436.1 (2023). High-Throughput System and Method for the Temporary Permeabilization of Cells Using Lipid Bilayers. J. N. Belling, J. N. Jackman, N. J. Cho, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, US and foreign patents pending. Systems and Methods of […]

In the News

Public UCLA Newsroom, Sweating the Small Stuff: Smartwatch developed at UCLA Measures Key Stress Hormone – Paul Weiss (February 2022) Professor Paul Weiss Named Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras – Paul Weiss (August 2021) Technology Review: 2021 Pioneers 35 Innovators Under 35 – Nako Nakatsuka (June 2021) iCANx Story – Prof. Paul […]


Nanotechnology Approaches to Biology and Medicine | Paul Weiss | 2020NSCW Experts Predict 2021’s Big Chemistry Trends iCANx ACS Spring 2020 Expo Link to Audio Link to Slides 2019 Initiative Nominee (I.N.) for Safety Awards Listening in to microbiomes with nanotechnology Bruins go to downtown Los Angeles to share the big potential of the very […]

Meet Our Team: Yao Gong

Yao Gong by Hon Hoang-11

photography by Hon Hoang Donate and Pledge with us here Connect with us on Facebook About Born in a beautiful mid-sized city in central China, I developed great interest in science in my early years. When admitted by Peking University, one of the best universities in China, I selected Chemistry as my major and started […]

Meet Our Team: Dr. Naihao Chiang

photography by Hon Hoang Donate and Pledge with us here Connect with us on Facebook About I obtained my BS degrees in chemistry, physics, and economics/mathematics from the University of Southern California and my PhD degree in applied physics from Northwestern University. During my PhD thesis research at Northwestern under the supervision of Profs. Richard […]