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Jim De Yoreo

Jim De Yoreo

Chief Scientist, MS3

Jim De Yoreo is the Chief Scientist and Initiative Lead for the Materials Synthesis and Simulation Across Scales (MS3) Initiative at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).  He also is the Biometric Polymers Thrust lead under the MS3 Initiative.  Concurrent with his position at PNNL, Dr. De Yoreo is a member of the Graduate Faculty, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington in Seattle.

He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University in 1985.  Following post-doctoral work at Princeton University, Dr. DeYoreo became a member of the technical staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1989, where he held numerous positions including Group Leader for Biophysical and Interfacial Sciences, Director of the Biosecurity and Nanosciences Laboratory, and Deputy Director of the Laboratory Science and Technology Office.  He joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2007 where he served as Deputy Director and Interim Director of the Molecular Foundry, as well as Deputy Director of the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2.

Dr. DeYoreo is a member of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and the American Association for Crystal Growth, where he sits on the Executive Committee.  He is Associate Editor in Chief for Frontiers of Materials Science and chairs the Advisory Board for "Hard Soft Interfaces: From Understanding to Engineering" a United Kingdom Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Consortium.  He has served as President of the Materials Research Society and as a member of its Board of Directors, and on committees for the National Academy of Sciences, the Department of Energy and Congress.

Dr. De Yoreo’s research has spanned a wide range of materials-related disciplines.  Most recently, he has focused on in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) investigations of interactions, assembly and crystallization in biomolecular and biomineral systems.  Dr. De Yoreo has authored, co-authored, or edited over 175 publications and patents.  He is a recipient of the Laudise Prize of the International Organization for Crystal Growth, the (AACG) Crystal Growth Award, an R&D 100 Award, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Science and Technology Award, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Selected Publications

  1. Wallace AF, LO Hedges, A Fernandez-Martinez, P Raiteri, S Whitelam, GA Waychunas, JD Gale, JF Banfield, and JJ De Yoreo.  “Liquid-liquid separation explains ‘non-classical’ behavior during CaCO3 crystallization.” Science (in press).
  2. De Yoreo JJ. 2013. “Nucleation:  More than one pathway”, Nature Materials, 12, 284.
  3. Li D, MH Nielsen, JR Lee, C Frandsen, J Banfield, and JJ De Yoreo.  2012.  “Direction-specific interactions control crystal growth by oriented attachment.” Science, 366, 1014-1018.
  4. Habraken WJEM, J Tao, LJ Brylka, H Friedrich, AS Schenk, A Verch, PHH Bomans, PM Frederik, J Laven, P van der Schoot, B Aichmayer, G de With, JJ DeYoreo, and NAJM Sommerdijk.  2013.  “Ion association complexes unite classical and non-classical theories for the biomimetic nucleation of calcium phosphate.” Nature Communications, 4:1507.
  5. Friddle RW, A Noy, and JJ De Yoreo.  2012.  “Interpreting the widespread nonlinear force spectra of intermolecular bonds.”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109:13573-13578.
  6. De Yoreo JJ, S Chung, and RW Friddle.  2013.  “In situ AFM as a tool for investigating interactions and assembly dynamics in biomolecular and biomineral systems.” Advanced Functional Materials, 23:2525-2538 (inside cover, invited review).
  7. Comolli LR, CE Siegerist, S-H Shin, CR Bertozzi, W Regan, A Zettl, and JJ De Yoreo.  2013.  “Conformational transitions at an S-layer growing boundary resolved by cryo-TEM.”  Agewandte Chemie International Edition, 52:4829-4832 (inside cover).
  8. Hu Q, MH Nielsen, CL Freeman, LM Hamm, J Tao, JRI Lee, TYJ Han, U Becker, JH Harding, PM Dove, and JJ De Yoreo.  2012.  “The thermodynamics of calcite nucleation:  Classical vs. Non-classical pathways.” Faraday Discussions, 159:509-523.
  9. Chung S, JR Felts, D Wang, WP King, and JJ De Yoreo.  2011.  “Temperature-Dependence of Ink Transport during Thermal Dip-Pen Nanolithography.”  Applied Physics Letters, 99:193101 (Cover article).
  10. Friddle W, K Battle, V Trubetskoy, J Tao, EA Salter, JJ De Yoreo, and A Wierzbicki.  2011.  “Single-Molecule Determination of the Face-Specific Adsorption of Amelogenin's C-terminus on Hydroxyapatite,” Agewandte Chemie International Edition, 50:7541 –7545.
  11. Chen, C-L, J Qi, RN Zuckermann, and JJ DeYoreo.  2011.  “Engineered Biomimetic Polymers as Tunable Agents for Controlling CaCO3 Mineralization.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, Comm., 133:5214–5217.
  12. Chung S, S-H Shin, CR Bertozzi, and JJ De Yoreo.  2010.  “Self-catalyzed growth of S layers via an amorphous-to-crystalline transition limited by folding kinetics.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107:16536-16541.
  13. Elhadj S, RM Rioux, MD Dickey, JJ DeYoreo, and GM Whitesides.  2010.  “Subnanometer Replica Molding of Molecular Steps on Ionic Crystals.” Nano Letters 10:4140–4145.
  14. Friddle RW, M Weaver, SR Qiu, A Wierzbicki, WH Casey, and JJ De Yoreo.  2010.  “Sub-nanometer AFM imaging of peptide–mineral interactions links clustering and competition to acceleration and catastrophe.”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107:11-15.
  15. Shin S-H, S Chung, B Sanii, CR Bertozzi, and JJ De Yoreo.  2012.  “Direct observation of kinetic traps associated with structural transformations leading to multiple pathways of S-layer assembly.”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109:12968-12973.
  16. Dove PM, JJ De Yoreo, and S Weiner, eds.  2003.  “Biomineralization.”  Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, Volume 54, Mineralogical Society of America, Geochemical Society, Washington, D.C.

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