Neil Bartlett Memorial Lecturers

2009-10 Karl O. Christie
2010-11 Konrad Seppelt
2011-12 Thomas Mallouk
2012-13 Richard Kaner
2013-14 Jack Passmore
2014-15 Greg Girolami
2015-16 James Boncella

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Robert G. Bergman Lecturers

The Robert G. Bergman Endowed Lecture was established in 2012 by students, colleagues, and friends of chemistry professor Bob Bergman in tribute to his outstanding contributions to chemistry research and education.

2013-14 Maurice Brookhart
2014-15 Tobin Marks

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The Berkeley Lectures in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company

1985 Edward E. David, Jr.
1986 Robert A. Brown
1987 Richard C. Alkire
1988 Edward L. Cussler
1989 John L. Anderson
1990 Ephraim Katchalski-Katzir
1991 Adam Heller
1992 Edwin N. Lightfoot
1993 Andreas Acrivos
1994 Sheldon K. Friedlander
1995 Matthew Tirrell
1996 Robert Langer
1997 Eli Ruckenstein
1998 John H. Seinfeld
1999 Rakesh K. Jain
2000 Klavs F. Jensen
2001 William B. Russel
2002 Mark E. Davis
2003 Pablo G. Debenedetti
2004 Alice P. Gast
2005 Frances H. Arnold
2006 James A. Dumesic
2007 Frank S. Bates
2008 Jeffrey H. Siirola
2009 Ronald G. Larson
2012 Nicholas A. Peppas
2013 Arun Majumdar
2014 William J. Koros
2015 Rakesh Agrawal

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Melvin Calvin Lecturers

The Melvin Calvin Lectureship is named after Melvin Calvin, former Professor of Chemistry and Nobel Laureate. The lectureship was established to bring distinguished and internationally renowned scientists to Berkeley for the purpose of developing broad interests in the chemical sciences. The Calvin Lectureship is supported by an endowment from Pfizer, Inc.

1984-85 Geoffrey Eglinton
1985-86 Koji Nakanishi
1986-87 Guy Ourisson
1987-88 Emil T. Kaiser
1988-89 Christopher T. Walsh
1989-90 Alan P. Fersht
1990-91 Peter B. Dervan
1991-92 Helmut Ringsdorf
1992-93 Francois Diederich
1993-94 Wolfgang Roth
1994-95 Duilio Arigoni
1995-96 K. Barry Sharpless
1996-97 Marye Anne Fox
1997-98 Bernd Giese
1998-99 Ryoji Noyori
1999-00 Roger Tsien
2000-01 Dieter Seebach
2001-02 David N. Reinhoudt
2002-03 Ronald Breslow
2003-04 K. Barry Sharpless
2004-05 Kendall Houk
2005-06 José Barluenga
2006-07 Herbert Waldmann
2007-08 Elias J. Corey
2008-09 Tadhg Begley
2009-10 Paul Hammond
2010-11 Thomas Carell
2011-12 Carolyn Bertozzi
2012-13 Jon Clardy
2013-14 Andrew Myers
2014-15 Cynthia Burrows
2014-15 David Sherman

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Cynthia Ann Chan Memorial Lecturers

The Cynthia Ann Chan Memorial Lectureship was established through an endowment by Mr. and Mrs. Sun Chan and enhanced by gifts from their children David, Diane, and Sunney Chan. Its purpose is to encourage and promote biological chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. The endowment annually brings to campus a noted scientist who has made an important and original contribution to the fundamental understanding of the chemistry of biological processes at the molecular level.

1984 Sunney I. Chan
1985 Alexander Rich
1986 Jeremy R. Knowles
1987 Thomas R. Cech
1988 Michael G. Rossman
1989 Lubert Stryer
1990 Joanne Stubbe
1991 Robert Huber
1992 Robert Sauer
1993 Martin Karplus
1994 William P. Jencks
1995 Alan Fersht
1996 Hartmut Michel
1997 Michael A. Marletta
1998 Gerald F. Joyce
1999 Christopher M. Dobson
2000 Janet Thornton
2001 Howard C. Berg
2002 Roderick MacKinnon
2003 Jack Dixon
2004 Nigel Unwin
2005 Jack Szostak
2006 David Eisenburg
2007 Sunny Xie
2008 Roger Kornberg
2009 Ron Vale
2010 Ulrich Hartl
2011 Michael K. Chan
2012 Christopher T. Walsh
2013 Jane Clarke
2014 Susan Lindquist
2015 Stephen Harrison
2016 Ronald Breaker

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William G. Dauben Memorial Lecturers

1992-93 William G. Dauben
1993-94 Nicholas J. Turro
1994-95 Alan R. Battersby
1995-96 Steven V. Ley
1996-97 Jean-Marie Lehn
1997-98 Hisashi Yamamoto
1998-99 Francois Diederich
1999-00 Andrew B. Holmes
2000-01 Donna G. Blackmond
2001-02 Manfred T. Reetz
2002-03 Erick M. Carreira
2003-04 Ben L. Feringa
2004-05 Paul Knochel
2005-06 Ei-Ichi Nakamura
2006-07 Mikiko Sodeoka
2007-08 Ann Weber
2009-10 Paul Knochel
2010-11 Max Malacria
2011-12 Eric Jacobsen
2012-13 Timothy M. Swager
2013-14 J. Fraser Stoddart
2014-15 Craig Hawker
2015-16 Andreas Hirsch

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The Dow Seminars

Gregory Hillhouse
Thomas Rauchfuss
Alan Goldman
Warren Piers

Clayton C. Heathcock Lecturers

2005-06 (Inaugural Lecture) Professor Anna Mapp, University of Michigan
2006-07 Professor Thomas R. Hoye, University of Minnesota
2007-08 Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University
2008-09 Professor David Gin, Sloan Kettering Institute
2009-10 Professor Hans Reich, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2010-11 Professor François Diederich, ETH Zurich
2011-12 Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones, University of Bristol
2012-13 Professor Veronique Gouverneur, University of Oxford
2013-14 Professor Brian M. Stoltz, California Institute of Technology
2014-15 Professor Alois Fürstner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
2015-16 Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan

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The Harold S. Johnston Lecturers

The Johnston Lecture is made possible by the generosity of students, colleagues and friends of Professor Johnston.

2001 Harold S. Johnston
2002 Yuan T. Lee
2003 Michael Hoffman
2004 Jürgen Troe
2005 James G. Anderson
2006 Kenneth S. Suslick
2007 Barbara Finlayson-Pitts
2008 John Burrows
2009 James N Galloway
2010 John Seinfeld
2011 Margaret Tolbert
2012 Alan Heeger
2013 Roy Gordon
2014 Susan Solomon
2015 James Heath
2016 Thomas Koop

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G.N. Lewis Lecturers and Awardees

The G.N. Lewis Lecture was established through an endowment by Dr. George A. Linhart and supported by the Ford Motor Company.

1954 Henry Eyring
1955 Saul Winstein
1956 Glenn T. Seaborg
1957 Henry Taube
1958 Kenneth S. Pitzer
1959 Bruno H. Zimm
1960 William F. Giauque
1961 Samuel I. Weissman
1962 Melvin Calvin
1963 Jacob Bigeleisen
1964 Leo Brewer
1965 John Chipman
1966 George C. Pimentel
1967 George H. Cady
1968 Robert E. Connick
1969 Harrison Shull
1970 Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.
1971 Joel H. Hildebrand
1972 Lyle H. Jensen
1973 Neil Bartlett
1974 William N. Lipscomb
1975 Harold S. Johnston
1976 H. S. Gutowsky
1977 Bruce N. Ames
1978 John M. Prausnitz
1979 Roald Hoffmann
1980 William G. Dauben
1981 David A. Shirley
1982 John S. Waugh
1983 Michael Kasha
1984 Yuan T. Lee
1985 Berni J. Adler
1986 Edward S. Lewis
1987 Gabor A. Somorjai
1988 David H. Templeton
1989 Sidney W. Benson
1990 Thomas R. Cech
1991 Kurt Wuthrich
1992 Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.
1993 R. Byron Bird
1994 Glenn T. Seaborg
1995 Michael E. Fisher
1996 Albert Eschenmoser
1997 Susan Solomon
1998 Paul J. Crutzen
1999 Robert S. Langer
2000 Jack Baldwin
2001 Michele Parrinello
2002 John T. Yates, Jr.
2003 Harry Gray
2004 David A. Tirrell
2005 Martin Karplus
2006 Richard Schrock
2007 Allen J. Bard
2008 Alan Fersht
2009 Jean-Marie Lehn
2010 Ahmed Zewail
2011 Jean Fréchet
2012 Mostafa A. El-Sayed
2013 Frances H. Arnold
2014 Peter G. Schultz
2015 Joanne Stubbe

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Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecturers

The Berkeley Chemistry Department gratefully acknowledges the financial support of students, colleagues, friends and industrial sponsors whose generous contributions have made the Earl Muetterties Visiting Scholars Program a reality.

Professor Harry B. Gray, California Institute of Technology
Professor Richard H. Holm, Harvard University
Professor Henry Taube, Stanford University
Professor Alan M. Sargeson, Australian National University
Professor Ronald M. Gillespie, McMaster University
Professor Dr. Karl Wieghardt, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Professor Stephen J. Lippard, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Professor James L. Dye, Michigan State University
Professor Francis J. DiSalvo, Cornell University
Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Université Louis Pasteur
Professor Richard R. Schrock, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Professor Ivano Bertini, University of Florence
Professor Arndt Simon, Max-Planck-Institut, Stuttgart
Professor Oliver Kahn, University of Bordeaux
Professor Dante Gatteschi, University of Florence
Professor Reinhard Nesper, ETH Zürich
Professor Konrad Seppelt, Free University of Berlin
Professor Makoto Fujita, University of Tokyo
Professor Dieter Fenske, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Professor Hansgeorg Schnoeckel, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Professor Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Professor Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Professor Michael Graetzel, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Professor Gérard Férey, Universite de Versalles Sant Quentin en Yvelines, France
Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University
Professor Kimoon Kim, Pohang University of Science & Technology, Korea
Professor Dongyuan Zhao, Fudan University
Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon, University of Picardie, France
Professor Anthony Cheetham, University of Cambridge
Professor Mathias Beller, University of Rostock
Professor Dr. Ferdi Schüth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

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George C. Pimentel Lecturers

The George C. Pimentel Memorial Lectureship is sponsored by a grant from IBM.

1991-92 William G. Klemperer
1992-93 Richard N. Zare
1993-94 William C. Lineberger
1994-95 Carl Sagan
1995-96 Alan Carrington
1996-97 Ahmed H. Zewail
1997-98 John Simon
1998-99 Charles S. Parmenter
1999-00 Takeshi Oka
2000-01 C. Bradley Moore
2001-02 Mario Molina
2002-03 Louis Brus
2003-04 Wilson Ho
2004-05 David King
2005-06 Manifred Eigen
2006-07 Charles Lieber
2007-08 Geri Richmond
2008-09 Sumio Iijima
2009-10 Dudley Herschbach
2010-11 Robin Hochstrasser
2011-12 Robert W. Field
2012-13 Ann McDermott
2013-14 postponed
2014-15 Russ Hemley
2015-16 Thomas Ebbesen

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Alexander Pines Lecturers

The Alexander Pines Endowed Lecture in Physical Chemistry was established in 2014 through a gift from college alumnus Jonathan Sessler (B.S. ’77, Chem) in honor of chemistry professor Alex Pines.

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Kenneth S. Pitzer Lecturers

The Kenneth S. Pitzer Lectureship was established in the Department of Chemistry through the generosity of ICI. The annual lectureship was created to bring to the department internationally distinguished physical chemists for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating interest in this field.

1987 Kenneth Pitzer
1987-88 John Thomas
1988-89 J. Peter Toennies
1989-90 James G. Anderson
1990-91 Eric Heller
1991-92 Jürgen Troe
1992-93 Richard E. Smalley
1993-94 John A. Pople
1994-95 Rudolph A. Marcus
1995-96 Frank H. Stillinger
1996-97 A. David Buckingham
1997-98 Harry G. Drickamer
1998-99 Henry F. Schaefer III
1999-00 Joshua Jortner
2000-01 Robin Hochstrasser
2001-02 Gerhard Ertl
2002-03 Martin Karplus
2003-04 David Clary
2004-05 Mildred Dresselhaus
2005-06 Mark Ratner
2006-07 John Tully
2007-08 Michele Parrinello
2008-09 Jens K. Nørskov
2009-10 Daan Frenkel
2010-11 Axel Becke
2011-12 Bruce J. Berne
2012-13 Lorenz Cederbaum
2013-14 Emily Carter
2014-15 Gerhard Hummer
2015-16 Abraham Nitzan

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Kenneth N. Raymond Lecturers

The Kenneth N. Raymond Endowed Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry was established in 2014 through a gift from college alumnus Jonathan Sessler (B.S. ’77, Chem) in honor of emeritus chemistry professor Ken Raymond.

2014-15 Jonathan Sessler

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Glenn T. Seaborg Lecturers

Sponsored by ExxonMobil. The idea for the Lectureship was initiated by Dr. William C. Baird Jr., of the Exxon Baton Rouge Laboratory, for the purpose of bringing to the Berkeley campus an internationally acclaimed inorganic chemist to give lectures and to talk with students and faculty over the course of a week.

Edward I. Solomon, Stanford University
Malcolm L. H. Green, Oxford University
Hans-H. Brintzinger, Universitat Konstanz
Wolfgang A. Herrmann, TU-München
Ernesto Carmona, Universidad Sevilla
Warren R. Roper, University of Auckland
Robin N. Perutz, University of York
Hubert Schmidbaur, TU-München
Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern University
Jean-Marie Basset, University of Lyon
Antonio Togni, ETH-Zürich
Claudio Bianchini, ISSECC-Firenze
Bruno Chaudret, LCC-CNRS, Toulouse
Odile Eisenstein, Universite Montpellier
Martyn Poliakoff, University of Nottingham
Peter Maitlis, University of Sheffield
Dermot O'Hare, Oxford University
Chi-Ming Che, University of Hong Kong
Pekka Pyykkö, University of Helsinki
Peter Sadler, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Michael George, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Sylviane Sabo-Etienne, CNRS France
Christophe Copéret, ETH Zurich
Vivian W.W. Yam, University of Hong Kong
Annie Powell, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology(KIT)
Polly Arnold, University of Edinburgh
Lia Addadi, Weizmann Institute of Science

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Andrew Streitwieser Lecturers

The Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Physical Organic Chemistry was established in 2012 by his students, friends and colleagues to honor emeritus chemistry professor Andy Streitwieser and his creativity, enthusiasm, love of discovery and spirit of collaboration.

2012-13 Robert G. Bergman
2013-14 Charles Perrin
2014-15 Dean Tantillo

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