“for seminal theoretical contributions to the design and
understanding of novel molecules and materials in thefields of organic
electronics and photonics"
Jean-Luc Brédas is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. He received his BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Namur, Belgium. In 1988, he was appointed Professor at University of Mons, Belgium, where
he established the Laboratory for Chemistry of Novel Materials. He joined Arizona in 1999 before moving to Georgia Tech in 2003, where he became Regents’ Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and held the Vasser-Woolley and Georgia Research
Alliance Chair in Molecular Design until 2019. Between 2014 and 2016, he joined KAUST as a Distnguished Professor. He returned to Georgia Tech in 2017 and moved back to Arizona in 2020. Jean-Luc Brédas is an elected Member of the International
Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, the Royal Academy of Belgium, and the European Academy of Sciences.