is the Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bawendi is one of the original participants in the field of colloidal quantum dot research and among the most cited chemists of the last decade. He became a Clarivate Citation Laureate in 2020. He received his A.B. in 1982 from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1988 from the University of Chicago. This was followed by two years of postdoctoral research at Bell Laboratories where he began his studies on nanomaterials. Bawendi joined the faculty at MIT in 1990, becoming Associate Professor in 1995 and Professor in 1996. Additionally, Bawendi has translated knowledge gained in his lab to the marketplace and to the clinic.