BASF donates $7 million toward construction of new science building

Douglas Clark, Martin Brudermüller, and Peidong Yang attend signing ceremony

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Markita Landry

Markita Landry receives 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Markita Landry has been awarded a prestigious two-year Department Of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award.

DNA strand

New DNA Synthesis Method Could Soon Build a Genome in a Day

A new method from Jay Keasling promises to revolutionize DNA synthesis with a faster, cheaper, and more accurate approach.


The physics of better batteries

Kwabena Bediako and colleagues have developed light-weight, long-lasting batteries. The researchers exploited a physical effect known as van der Waals forces, which are weak bonds between molecules based on the total number of atoms and proximity rather than direct chemical interactions.

Teresa Head-Gordon

Teresa Head-Gordon named ACS Fellow

The American Chemical Society has named Chancellor’s Professor of Chemistry, Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Teresa Head-Gordon as an ACS Fellow for 2018.

prototype water harvester

Professors Yaghi and Wang awarded international water prize

The team of Professors Omar Yaghi (UC Berkeley) and Evelyn Wang (MIT) have won the Alternative Water Resources prize, which will be awarded at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Berkeley Medalist Prize winner Freja Ekman
Farewell and happy retirement to Eric Granlund!

UC Berkeley 150th Anniversary

On March 23, 1868, the University of California was born.  Throughout 2018,  Berkeley celebrates 150 years of light.

Emergency Info

Emergency Procedures in the college.

Catalyst Magazine

Catalyst Magazine V 13.1Catalyst is the College and alumni news publication produced by the College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.

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