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January 20, 2023

Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

January 17, 2023

Ammonia power plant

A chemical plant that produces ammonia, most of which goes into making fertilizer. (Photo via UC Berkeley)

Industrial production of ammonia, primarily for synthetic fertilizer — the fuel for last century’s Green Revolution — is one of the world’s largest chemical markets, but also one of the most energy intensive.

January 14, 2023

Undated portrait Willard B. Rising. Collection Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.Willard B. Rising

January 13, 2023

Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina in the lab, 1970s

Research by F. Sherwood Rowland and alum Mario Molina is at the heart of a recent positive U.N. report. (Photo courtesy of UC Irvine.)

December 20, 2022

Professor Emeritus Scott Lynn, 1989 photo

Scott Lynn in his office, 1989. Photo Dennis Galloway.

Dear CoC Colleagues,

I write to share the sad news that Scott Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, passed away on Saturday, December 17, at the age of 94.

December 14, 2022

December 8, 2022

This post kicks off the first of many spotlights featuring our very own seniors in the College of Chemistry. Who are they? What are their favorite memories from their time in the College of Chemistry? Where are they headed next? From clubs to research to passion projects, I hope you enjoy learning more about the diverse faces that make up our graduating class!

December 6, 2022

Hourglass structure

Scientists are using CRISPR to engineer the viruses that evolved to engineer bacteria. Illustration Davian Ho.

CRISPR, the Nobel Prize-winning gene editing technology, is poised to have a profound impact on the fields of microbiology and medicine yet again.

December 2, 2022

Alumna Tracy Liu

Photo: Evan Krape/University of Delaware

November 30, 2022

Illustration of carbon reduction cycle

New technique could fast-track future carbon-free solar fuels. (image: 3rdtimeluckystudio/Shutterstock)

November 14, 2022

November 9, 2022

November 8, 2022

Dean Douglas Clark announed today the recent passing on November 6th of our colleague and friend, Kenneth (Ken) Sauer, professor emeritus of chemistry. He was 91 years old.

November 7, 2022

Alumna Danna Freedman, Professor MIT (Ph.D. '09, Chem with Professor Jeffrey Long)

Alumna Danna Freedman, Professor MIT (Ph.D. '09, Chem with Professor Jeffrey Long) Photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation.

November 3, 2022

Painting of Herbert Young, undated

Herbert Alexander Young (1906-1965) Professor, Dean, College of Letters and Science UC Davis. (Undated photo courtesy of UC Davis Archive.)

October 31, 2022

Fruit processing

Berries being processed for the marketplace. (photo Adobe Stock)

October 27, 2022

Vera Kistiakowsky undated photoUndated photo of alumna Vera Kistiakowsky

October 25, 2022

John Hearst in his office -- undated photo

John Hearst in his office. Undated photo by Dennis Galloway. Collection of the College of Chemistry.

John E. Hearst, distinguished colleague and professor emeritus of chemistry, passed away this morning at the age of 87.

October 19, 2022

Chancellor Carol Christ presents Professor Jeffrey Reimer the Berkeley Citation

Chancellor Carol Christ presents the Berkeley Citation to Professor Jeffrey Reimer. photo: Michael Barnes