Daniel M. Neumark
Prof. Daniel M. Neumark is an internationally recognized scientist in physical chemistry. He is the fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society (APS), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). He has received the Irving Langmuir Award from the ACS, the Herbert P. Broida Prize from the APS, and the Chemical Dynamics Award from the RSC. Now he is the chair of the department of Chemistry in the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the member of the board of reviewing editors for Science, the advisory board for the Friz Haber institute, and the European research Council.
Prof. Neumark has developed pioneering spectroscopic and time-resolved experiments to investigate transition states, size-selected clusters, electron hydration in clusters and liquids, and electron-nucleobase interactions. He has used negative ion photodetachment to probe the transition state of the F + H2 and other benchmark reactions. His femtosecond time-resolved experiments on water cluster anions and liquid water microjetshave yielded fundamental insights into hydrated electron dynamics. He has spearheaded the use of attosecond light pulses to address problems of chemical interest