College of Chemistry News & Highlights
DOW's Liveris headlines college commencement events
Andrew N. Liveris, leader of The DOW Chemical Company, was the guest of honor at the college's commencement.
How Does Toothpaste Make Orange Juice Taste Bad?
(ACS Bytesize Science)
Toothpaste is loaded with a cornucopia of chemicals that add flavors, body, texture, and most importantly, the ability to clean your teeth.
Artificial forest for solar water-splitting
Peidong Yang authors paper on first fully integrated artificial photosynthesis nanosystem.
Michelle Chang wins Dreyfus, 3M awards
Michelle Chang, soon-to-be chemistry's newest associate professor, has won two different awards aimed at supporting the careers of young faculty.
Turning Up the Heat on Biofuels
Douglas Clark and Harvey Blanch of the EBI research team have substantially improved the thermal stability of Trichoderma reesei EGI, an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of cellulose, through a technique called "B-factor guided mutagenesis."
Das featured in local TV video
(ABC KGO News)
Ritankar Das, CoC student and University Medalist, is featured in an ABC Channel 7 interview.
Douglas Clark tapped to be next College of Chemistry Dean
Douglas S. Clark, 56, the current Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) and the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering, has been designated the new Dean of the College of Chemistry.
Das named University Medalist
(UC Berkeley News Center)
18-year-old wunderkind named top graduating senior.
Fischer receives DOE Early Career Award
Chemistry Professor and LBNL Materials Sciences Division scientist Felix Fischer is one of seven Berkeley Lab Researchers to receive DOE Award.
Melvin Calvin's moon dust reappears After 44 years
Berkeley Lab archivist Karen Nelson uncovered moon dust last month while reviewing and clearing out artifacts from Berkeley Lab's warehouse.
Segalman and LBNL colleagues make thermoelectric discovery
A team led by Berkeley Lab Materials Sciences Division's Jeffrey Urban and CBE professor Rachel Segalman have discovered highly conductive polymer behavior occurring at a polymer/nanocrystal interface.
Bergman wins graduate student mentoring award
Chemistry professor Robert Bergman has received a UC Berkeley Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award for Senior Faculty.
(Behind the Scenes @ Berkeley Lab )
Chemistry alum and Deputy Director of the Molecular Foundry Delia Milliron discusses Berkeley Lab research on dynamic, energy efficient windows.
On the cutting edge of teaching
How graduate-student instructors help undergrads thrive.
Tilley elected to AAAS
(UC Berkeley News Center)
Chemistry professor T. Don Tilley and nine other Berkeley faculty named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Smit research captured by Scientific American
CBE professor Berend Smit and colleagues' latest research is featured by Scientific American and other news outlets.
Healing the voice: Synthetic vocal cords
2012 ACS Priestley Medalist and MIT Institute Professor Robert Langer explains how artificial polymer vocal cords may help repair damaged vocal tissue.
Keasling wins George Washington Carver Award
(BIO Press Release)
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has named CBE professor Jay Keasling as the recipient of its 2013 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology.
Chris Chang H2S probes features in C&EN
Chris Chang's research group has developed molecules to track H2S in living cells.
Balsara talks polymer electrolytes
With sufficiently powerful batteries, renewable energy and electric cars become viable, but we first need to overcome some serious technological challenges.
Blanch and Clark catalyze more sugars from biomass
College of Chemistry and LBNL (Berkeley Lab) researchers shed new light on cellulase catalysis.
Innovative Chemistry 1A video repository is online!
Chemistry 1A course content is now available free of charge in an easy-to-navigate, open-access video repository. The content was developed by professor Alex Pines and instructor Mark Kubinec, with the support of the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation.