Naomi Ginsberg

Associate Professor
Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute
University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Naomi Ginsberg is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics at University of California, Berkeley and Faculty Scientist in Materials Sciences and Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Imaging Divisions at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since 2010 her lab elucidates electronic and molecular dynamics in soft electronic and bio materials by devising new electron and optical microscopies that characterize fast and ultrafast processes as a function of their nanoscale heterogeneities. Naomi got a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from University of Toronto (2000) and a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University (2007), and then held a Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellowship at LBNL. She previously observed initiating ultrafast events of photosynthesis and slowed, stopped, and stored light pulses in some of the coldest atom clouds on Earth. She is the Berkeley lead of STROBE, an NSF imaging science center, a member of Kavli ENSI at Berkeley, and recipient of a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship (2011), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2012), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2015), and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2016) in addition to a set of teaching awards. She was a Miller Professor for Basic Science at UC Berkeley (2017-18).