Donors to the College of Chemistry and the University have generously established endowed chairs and professorships held by our faculty, including:

Name of ChairEstablishedCurrent Chairholder
The Joel Hildebrand Distinguished Professorship
(to be occupied by the Chair of the Department of Chemistry)
1981 David E. Wemmer
The Class of 1932 Chair* 1982 Richard Saykally
The Class of 1942 Chair* 1988 Christopher Chang
The Glenn T. Seaborg Chair in Physical Chemistry 1998 Alexander Pines
The Kenneth S. Pitzer Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry 1998 Martin P. Head-Gordon
The Gilbert Newton Lewis Endowed Chair
(to be occupied by the Dean of the College of Chemistry)
2001 Douglas S. Clark
The Henry Rapoport Chair in Organic Chemistry 2001 John F. Hartwig
The Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professorship in Chemical Engineering
(to be occupied by the Chair of the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
2002 Jeffrey A. Reimer
The Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Biochemical Engineering 2002 Jay Keasling
The Professor Gerald K. Branch Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry 2002 Robert G. Bergman
The Aldo DeBenedictis Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry 2002 Phillip Geissler
The Melvin Calvin Distinguished Professorship in Chemical Biodynamics 2003 TBA
The Chevron Chair in Chemistry 2004 David Limmer
The John R. Thomas Endowed Chair in Physical Chemistry 2004 Stephen R. Leone
The T. Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry 2004 Matthew B. Francis
The Charles Wilke Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering 2004 Wenjun Zhang
The CH and Annie Li Chair in the Molecular Biology of Diseases* 2005 Michael Marletta
The Charles W. Tobias Chair in Electrochemistry 2006 Nitash Balsara
The Theodore Vermeulen Chair in Chemical Engineering 2006 Enrique Iglesia
The Cupola Era Endowed Chair in the College of Chemistry 2008 Evan Miller
The James and Neeltje Tretter Endowed Chair in Chemistry 2008 Omar Yaghi
The Dow Chair in Sustainable Chemistry 2008 Alexis T. Bell
The Lieselotte and David Templeton Endowed Chair in Chemistry 2010 Kristie A. Boering
The S. K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Chair in Energy*
(Multidisciplinary DIstinguished Chair)
2010 Peidong Yang
The Lam Research Distinguished Chair in Semiconductor Processing*
(Multidisciplinary Distinguished Chair)
2011 David B. Graves
The C. Judson King Endowed Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 2011 Jeffrey A. Reimer
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Biophysics* 2012 Carlos Bustamante
The Samsung Distinguished Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research*
(Multidisciplinary Distinguished Chair)
2013 A. Paul Alivisatos
Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences* 2014 Jennifer A. Doudna
*Administered by other Berkeley campus units