James Analytis Awarded a 2024 National Brown Investigator Award

May 31, 2024

Photo of Physic Chair James Analytis amid research equipment

May 29, 2024

The Brown Institute for Basic Sciences at Caltech today announced the 2024 class of Brown Investigators. The cohort, the first selected through the newly formed Brown Institute for Basic Sciences, comprises eight distinguished mid-career faculty working on fundamental challenges in the physical sciences, particularly those with potential long-term practical applications in chemistry and physics. Each investigator will receive up to $2 million over five years.

James Analytis is one of the eight faculty to be honored. He is awarded "to develop new methods using focused ion beams to change the chemical composition of two-dimensional materials with nanometer resolution, potentially giving rise to new electronic states, including superconductivity". Professor Analytis is the Charles Kittel Chair in Condensed Matter Physics at UC Berkeley.

The Brown Institute for basic Sciences at Caltech was established in 2023 through a $400-million gift to the Institute from entrepreneur, philanthropist, and alumnus Ross M. Brown (BS '56, MS '57).

Caltech and Brown share a common purpose: advancing fundamental science discoveries with the potential to seed breakthroughs that benefit society.

Click here for a full list of 2024 National Brown Investigators