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April 16, 2015


Peidong Yang, Chris Chang, Michelle Chang. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.Berkeley Lab Researchers perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2.

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Steven Chavez

Steven Chavez, a talented and hard-working CBE undergraduate, will be starting a Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan next fall. For the first time in his college career, Chavez won’t have to work to pay for his education.

April 13, 2015

CampanileHave you ever wanted to show your appreciation to a staff member who has helped you in the past? Or maybe you know someone who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. What can you do to pass on the praise?

April 9, 2015

California Magazine

For the past ten years, Peidong Yang has been trying to make like a tree. Yang researches artificial photosynthesis, a process that mimics a leaf's ability to convert sun, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel. But in his case, the fuel isn't glucose—it's gasoline.

April 7, 2015


Doudna, Taylor, and Nogales. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.Biochemist Jennifer Doudna and biophysicist Eva Nogales led a study that showed how a CRISPR-Cas surveillance complex in the bacterial immune system is able to target specific sites on an RNA molecule for the destruction of invaders.

March 26, 2015

Douglas ClarkThe 2015 College of Chemistry Advisory Board meeting was held March 15-16, presided over by Dean Douglas Clark.

March 24, 2015


Paul AlivisatosBerkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos today announced his intention to leave his position once a successor can be recruited to lead the Lab. Alivisatos will return to his research and teaching activities as a senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division and as a faculty member on the UC Berkeley campus.

March 23, 2015

NY Times

Jennifer DoudnaWriting in Science magazine, Inventor of CRISPR technique urges effort to explore ethical issues.

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March 18, 2015

CBE Chair Jeff Reimer shows advisory board members around the new innovation incubator.The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering’s innovation incubator lab is open for business. The lab has been created to give student-led projects a formal home in the department.

March 11, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

Animation showing effect of carbon dioxide binding to diamines in a metal-organic framework.Jeffrey Long and colleagues have made a major leap forward in carbon-capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions of a coal-fi

March 4, 2015


Jamie Cate and fellow researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast.

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February 27, 2015


Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and James Nuñez led a study that revealed how bacteria “steal” genetic information from foreign invaders for use in their own immunological memory system.

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February 26, 2015

John F. HartwigChemistry professor John Hartwig is the recipient of the 2015 Willard Gibbs Award of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society.

February 24, 2015

Naomi Ginsberg and Thomas MaimoneChemistry professors Naomi Ginsberg and Thomas Maimone are winners of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

February 18, 2015

RSC Chemistry World

Berend SmitCBE's Smit and co-workers are screening hundreds of thousands of possible methane storage materials.

February 9, 2015


Two of Blue Current’s three co-founders, Nitash Balsara (left) and Alex Teran. (Photo courtesy Blue Current)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) battery scientist Nitash Balsara has worked for many years trying to find a way to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.

February 6, 2015

Clayton RadkeChemical and biomolecular engineering professor Clayton Radke has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

February 5, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

Jennifer DoudnaSeveral hundred guests crowded the lobby of the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences last night (Feb.

February 3, 2015

Omar YaghiThe 2015 King Faisal International Prize for Science has been awarded to Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi. He shares the award with Michael Grätzel of the Swiss Federal Institute of Techology.

January 22, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

K. Birgitta WhaleyUC Berkeley scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a “quantum speed limit” on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching.

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