July 23, 2015

Berkeley Engineering

Bolt Threads LabBolt Threads is developing products from protein strings that mimic the composition of spider silk, one of nature's most durable fibers.

July 20, 2015

Joel Adlin and Doris KaoJoel Adlen and Doris Kaeo have been named recipients of the CAP award.

July 16, 2015


Berkeley Lab’s SINGLE Provides Images of Individual Nanoparticles in Solution

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June 30, 2015


Chris ChangChristopher Chang is being honored for his discoveries in chemistry that span both neuroscience and energy science. The prize of $250,000 is the largest unrestricted cash award given to early career scientists.

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June 24, 2015

Jeffrey Reimer, Alex Pines, and David Wemmer.The Berkeley Citation was presented to Alex Pines at a celebration of his 70th birthday, held during the 56th ENC Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference.

June 23, 2015

The Gruber Foundation

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier are being recognized for their joint creation of a revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9.

June 16, 2015


(From left) Richard Saykally, David Prendergast, Jacob Smith and Royce Lam. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt)Berkeley Lab researchers peeling back the veil on a critical but short-lived molecule.

June 15, 2015


Alexis BellResearchers at Energy Biosciences Institute develop process for drop-in aviation biofuel

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June 11, 2015


Illustration of water by Jackie Ferrentino.From steam to ice, water continues to mystify. Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino.

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 synthesis of jetfuel New method for making aviation fuel could cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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UC Berkeley News

Xu and CastilloKe Xu and Juan-Pablo Castillo have been have been selected as 2015 Pew scholars, a program for investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

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June 8, 2015


Chuck ShankProfessor Emeritus and former Berkeley Lab Director Chuck Shank has been named by President Obama as one of two recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award.

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June 4, 2015

New York TImes

Arlene BlumHere’s how lax U.S. regulation risks consumer health.

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June 3, 2015


Student in biochem lab.

A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk.

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June 2, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Student in labStudy finds gender stereotyping in which men are more strongly associated with science than women has been found in some unlikely countries.

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June 1, 2015


Jessica Su with peptide sythensis robot.At LBNL's Molecular Foundry, two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines have joined the search for new antimicrobial compounds.

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May 29, 2015

Markita Landry

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce that Markita Landry, currently a postdoc in MIT’s chemical engineering department, will join the faculty as an assistant professor on July 1, 2016.

May 26, 2015


The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC); Chu HallNew Solar Energy Research Center will foster development of fuels from sunlight; building will be named for Steven Chu, former Berkeley Lab Director and Energy Secretary

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UC Berkeley News Center

Ke XuFive new faculty innovators have joined the ranks of the Bakar Fellows Program

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May 22, 2015

David Limmer

The chemistry department is pleased to announce the appointment of David Limmer as Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning July 1, 2016.