R. Stephen Berry

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  • James Franck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Chemistry


Stephen Berry’s research interests include the study of proteins, how they fold, interact and attach to other molecules. He also studies atomic collisions, thermodynamics, the efficient use of energy resources, the behavior of nanoscale particles and their relation to proteins, and intellectual property and electronic scientific communication. From 1999 to 2003 he served as home secretary of the National Academy of Sciences, an advisory organization to U.S. policymakers on scientific issues. Berry’s honors include election to the National Academy of Sciences. He was one of the first two chemists to receive a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1983.