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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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January 21, 2015

Huffington Post

Jennifer DoudnaAt international forum, Berkeley professor Jennifer Doudna discusses women in science fields.

January 20, 2015

Clayton RadkeDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Clayton Radke has won the University of Washington Department of Chemical Engineering 2015 R. Wells Moulton Distinguished Alumnus Medal.

January 16, 2015

Kristin StanglKristin Stangl, administrator for chemistry professor Jeffrey Long’s Large Carbon Capture Group, 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.

LBNL News

Naomi GinsbergNaomi Ginsberg and team uncover hidden structures in domain interfaces that hamper performance.

January 15, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

UCB SealA tiny speck of plutonium on the UC Berkeley campus is making news for its connection to a momentous point in history. The sample was created by a team of scientists led by the late Berkeley chemist Glenn Seaborg. The synthesis of plutonium helped Seaborg earn a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951.

January 12, 2015

LBNL News

Felix FischerFelix Fischer and team engineers the shape and properties of nanoscale strips of graphene.

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January 8, 2015

LBNL News

Paul AlivisatosBerkeley Lab’s Paul Alivisatos on nanotechnology that enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy.

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January 1, 2015

ACB 7 News

Ron CohenProfessor of Chemistry Ron Cohen and his team are building and refining sensors that track CO2, also known as carbon dioxide.

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December 22, 2014

Herb StraussEmeritus Professor of Chemistry Herbert “Herb” Leopold Strauss died at home in Berkeley on December 2, after a long illness. He was 78.

ACS logoA team of College of Chemistry educators has been selected as one of the 2015 recipients of the Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education, sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement (ACS-CEI).

December 10, 2014

The Kavli Foundation

Paul AlivisatosKavli Nanoscience Institute Directors Paul Alivisatos, Paul McEuen, and Nai-Chang Yeh – discuss what makes the nanoscale so important, the field’s grand challenges, safety challenges, and their thoughts on funding, training and the future.

November 22, 2014

Three CBE students have received awards at the Undergraduate Student Poster Competition at the 2013 AIChE Annual Student Conference, held in conjunction with the institute's national conference, Nov. 3-8, in San Francisco.

October 21, 2014

Ann E. PitzerAnn E. Pitzer (M.S. '60, HomeEc), a trustee of the Pitzer Family Foundation, died of cancer on October 15 at the age of 77. She lived in La Jolla and Kelseyville, CA.

October 14, 2014

Que Family Undergraduate Advising Center Ribbon CuttingThursday, Oct. 9, College of Chemistry Dean Douglas Clark inaugurated the Que Family Undergraduate Advising Center. Located next to the Chemistry Plaza on the ground floor of Gilman Hall, the center consists of four offices for quiet discussions between students and their advisers, an area where students can consult with peer advisers, and a well lit modern commons area where they can read, relax and hold study sessions.

CBE professor David Graves has won the American Physical Society's 2014 Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases.

September 24, 2014

Chemistry professor Carolyn BertozziChemistry professor Carolyn Bertozzi will take the helm as editor-in-chief of the American Chemical Society’s first fully open-access journal, ACS Central Science. The new journal is set to launch in early 2015.

September 19, 2014

Marty MulvihillThe Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) has won two major grants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $335,000 to BCGC and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for projects to help businesses and manufacturers reduce hazardous chemicals in consumer products.