October 27, 2015


CH4 graphicJeff Long and Berkeley Lab researchers find a better way to store natural gas as a transportation fuel

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October 26, 2015

UC Berkeley News

A cross-section through a flexible MOF. Jarad Mason graphic.A new and innovative way to store methane could speed the development of natural gas-powered cars that don't require the high pressures or cold temperatures of today's compressed or liquefied natural gas vehicles.

Thomas Maimone Chemistry professor Thomas Maimone has been awarded a prestigious Research Scholar Grant from The American Cancer Society.

October 22, 2015


Jennifer Doudna Jennifer Doudna and fellow researchers discover how CRISPR/Cas steals foreign DNA for the bacterial immune system.

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UC Berkeley News

Chuck ShankProfessor emeritus of chemistry and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Charles (Chuck) Shank is one of two scientists to receive the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the federal government's oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement.

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October 19, 2015

Leslie Silvers

Leslie Silvers is the latest recipient of the Chemistry Achievement Prize (CAP). The prize is awarded quarterly to a College of Chemistry staff member for outstanding work, collaborative efforts and exemplary service to the college.

October 16, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Sarah RichardsonSarah Richardson of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is one of the five recipients of the 2015 For Women in Science Fellowship.

October 9, 2015

Wenjun ZhangProfessor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Wenjun Zhang has won a prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.

October 8, 2015

U.S. News & World Report

Campanile and Latimer Hall. Photo by Keegan Houser.The latest rankings list Berkeley chemistry dept. as world's top program.

The Jerusalem Post

Jay KeaslingIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is awarding a $1 million prize to Jay Keasling for biofuel research and John Goodenough (University of Texas) for his work in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

October 7, 2015

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Charles ShankA profile of Fermi Award winner Charles Shank.

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October 5, 2015


JBEIDOE's Joint BioEnergy Institute has filed for 100 patents and published 500 scientific papers

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Richmond SarpongHow the use of Ivermectin in Africa sparked Richmond Sarpong's interest in chemistry.

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October 2, 2015

LA Times

Trees and sunlight. Photo by Keegan Houser.

Peidong Yang explains how his work led to the development of "leaves" capable of artificial photosynthesis.

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna has been named one of five laureates of the 2016 L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards in the field of life sciences.

October 1, 2015

The Conversation

photo of hands by Adnan Abidi/Reuters Heather Buckley, of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, travels to India to report on chemical safety.

September 25, 2015

September 17, 2015

stat charts 2015This fall the College of Chemistry welcomes 306 new undergrads—145 seeking degrees in chemical engineering, 86 in chemical biology and 75 in chemistry (for a chemistry department total of 161).

September 16, 2015

Berkeley AIChE student chapter officersBerkeley AIChE chapter wins Outstanding Student Chapter Award

September 9, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Cal flag. Photo by Elena Zhukova.For the 18th straight year, UC Berkeley has been named the nation's top public university by U.S. News & World Report.

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