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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

May 27, 2022

The Noyce Prize award memorabilia for David Limmer

Prof. David Limmer's Donal S. Noyce prize certifictate and medal. (photo courtesy of Prof. Limmer.)

May 26, 2022

May 23, 2022

John Hartwig presentation at the Emanuel Merck lectureship award ceremony in Germany

John Hartwig during his presentation in Darmstadt, Germany for the 2022 Emanuel Merck Lectureship. (Photo courtesy of Merck KGaA.)

May 18, 2022

Markita Landry

Markita del Carpio Landry, UC Berkeley assistant professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Philomathia Prize. (Photo: Marge d'Wylde, College of Chemistry)

May 13, 2022

Alumna Arlene Blum at Mt. Everest in 1977

Arlene Blum (Ph.D. '71, Chem) climbed Mount Everest in late 1976 while she was also writing a scientific paper about dangerous chemicals in children’s pajamas. (Photo courtesy Arlene Blum)

Tom McDonald, chemistry Ph.D. alum 2015

Baker Hughes has acquired the startup Mosaic Materials and plans to deploy its carbon dioxide capture technology across the industrial value chain.

May 12, 2022

Postdoctoral scholars Conner Harper and Jacob Spies

The College welcomes Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Conner Harper and Jacob Spies.

May 10, 2022

Rendition of colony on Mars

An artist’s rendering of a crewed Martian biomanufactory powered by photovoltaics and capable of synthesizing food and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing biopolymers and recycling biological waste. (Artwork credit: Davian Ho, UC Berkeley)

May 8, 2022

May 7, 2022

The need for negative emissions technologies to address our climate crisis has become increasingly clear. At the rate that our planet is emitting carbon dioxide – adding about 50 gigatons every year – we will have to remove carbon dioxide at the gigaton scale by 2050 in order to achieve “net zero” emissions.

Bryan McCloskey at UC Berkeley 2022

April 11, 2022

Bryan McCloskey

Bryan McCloskey, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will serve as the next Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) in the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2022.

April 9, 2022