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August 17, 2022

William Lester

Professor Emeritus Wiliam Lester gives a pesentation during his career with IBM. Photo courtesy William Lester.

Lauren Heney Provost, Asst. Dean Development
The College is delighted to announce that Lauren Haney Provost has been appointed the new Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations and Development for the College of Chemistry.  She will start her new role on September 1, 2022.

August 10, 2022

July 28, 2022

This article discusses discovery of a new 100% recyclable plastic material

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a material system that could keep plastic out of landfills by enabling a much broader range of fully recyclable plastic products. photo: Adobe Stock

Illustration of DUBTAC target

Illustration of DUBTAC in action against a target. (Courtesy Nomura Lab)

July 27, 2022

July 26, 2022

July 20, 2022

Phillip Geissler 2013

Phillip Geissler (1974-2022)

Our community has been jolted by the news that Professor Phillip Geissler, 48, has died.  Phill was hiking in Utah at the time of his death. 

July 14, 2022

Karthik Shekhar

Assistant Professor Karthik Shekar will participate in the Catalyst for a Cure sponsored by Glaucoma Research Foundation.

July 12, 2022

Robert Harris at UC Berkeley circa 1980s

(image: Robert Harris in his office circa 1980s. Photo: Dennis Galloway)

Douglas Clark announced today that Robert (Bob) A. Harris, cherished colleague and professor emeritus of chemistry, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the age of 85.

July 6, 2022

Robert Curl, 2009

Robert Curl in 2009 at the Science History Institute, Philadelphia. Photo Science History Institute/Douglas Lockard

July 5, 2022

Joel Hildebrand, a legendary chemistry professor from 1913 to 1952 and expert skier.

Joel Hildebrand, a legendary chemistry professor from 1913 to 1952 and expert skier. Photo 1935, courtesy of the Hildebrand family. 

July 1, 2022

Illustration of rocket fuel from bacteria

Scientists turned to an oddball bacterial molecule that looks like a jaw full of sharp teeth to create a new type of fuel that could be used for all types of vehicles, including rockets. (Credit: Jenny Nuss/Berkeley Lab)

June 16, 2022

June 7, 2022