Professor Hosea Nelson is a faculty member at UCLA in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Professor Nelson started his academic career at City College of San Francisco before transferring to UC Berkeley, where he received a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2004. He then joined the Panasonic Energy Solutions Laboratory as a research assistant, where he developed technologies for lithium ion batteries and methanol fuel cells. From 2007-2012 Professor Nelson completed a Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology as an NSF Predoctoral Fellow and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He then was a UNCF / Merck Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley, before joining the faculty at UCLA in 2014. Broadly speaking, Prof. Nelson’s research program is focused on the development of enabling technologies for chemical synthesis and biology.