02 May 2006
Moving Rooms in Hotel California - Just like the song says, "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave". After several years of shuttling back and forth, Yi Liu (Graduate Student from 2000-2005) will check out shortly from Room SD at Hotel California and will move to Room SF passing by the old LA Room on the way. On June 5th, Yi will take up a position as an Independent Principal Investigator at the Molecular Foundry, a state-of-the-art research facility at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) where he will move into an office overlooking the San Francisco Bay in a brand new, six-story, $85 million, 94,500 square-feet steel and glass building. Yi will be a member of the Organic Nanostructures Research Group focusing on the creation of new organic nanostructures. His research activities will include (1) designing and leading a vigorous individual research program at the interface between organic/macromolecular chemistry and nanoscience (2) devoting effort to collaborating on research projects brought to the Molecular Foundry by its users. Many congratulations, Yi, and good luck!