Associate Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Brent Nannenga is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School for Engineering Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University and a member of The Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2011 and conducted postdoctoral research at Janelia Research Campus (Howard Hughes Medical Institute). Since joining Arizona State University in 2015, his research has focused on developing and using methods for high-resolution structure determination, specifically the method of microcrystal electron diffraction (MicroED), and employing structural insights gained from these methods in order to engineer biomolecules and materials with novel and unique properties. Currently he is the co-Director of the NIH funded MicroED Imaging Center at UCLA, a technology development center focused on MicroED methodology and application. His work has been recognized by awards including an NSF CAREER Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award, the 2020 Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America, and the 2022 Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award from the American Crystallographic Association.