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June 1, 2015


Jessica Su with peptide sythensis robot.At LBNL's Molecular Foundry, two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines have joined the search for new antimicrobial compounds.

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May 29, 2015

Markita Landry

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce that Markita Landry, currently a postdoc in MIT’s chemical engineering department, will join the faculty as an assistant professor on July 1, 2016.

May 26, 2015


The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC); Chu HallNew Solar Energy Research Center will foster development of fuels from sunlight; building will be named for Steven Chu, former Berkeley Lab Director and Energy Secretary

UC Berkeley News Center

Ke XuFive new faculty innovators have joined the ranks of the Bakar Fellows Program

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May 22, 2015

David Limmer

The chemistry department is pleased to announce the appointment of David Limmer as Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning July 1, 2016.

May 21, 2015


DOE logoTwo College of Chemistry professors are among the nine winners of the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s highest scientific honor.

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May 20, 2015

CBE winners of 2014 Big Ideas A group of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students won a second place award in UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas competition.

May 19, 2015

Leah Rubin Shen

Chemistry graduate student Leah Rubin Shen will finish her Ph.D. this summer and then head to Washington, DC, for a one-year adventure as one of two American Chemical Society Congressional Fellows.

May 18, 2015

The Washington Post

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and fellow CRISPR scientists are strongly discouraging their colleagues from attempting any germline editing in humans.

May 14, 2015

Richmond SarpongChemistry professor Richmond Sarpong is the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Synthetic Chemistry Award for 2015.

UC Berkeley News Center

Naomi GinsbergBerkeley researchers develop breakthrough technique for non-invasive nano-scale imaging.

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 Miller, Xe, Zhang

Three College of Chemistry assistant professors, chemistry’s Evan Miller and Ke Xu, along with CBE’s Wenjun Zhang, are the recipients of awards from the Hellman Fellows Fund.

May 13, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

David SchafferWhether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue.

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May 11, 2015

NY Times

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna's fundamental discoveries about the CRISPR/Cas9 system are leading to new tools for DNA editing that are revolutionizing genomics research.

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May 5, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Paul AlivisatosChemistry professor A. Paul Alivisatos has been elected to the American Philosophical Society in the category of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

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April 29, 2015

Berkeley Science Review

Balsara and TeranBerkeley start-up hopes to extinguish the danger in lithium-ion batteries

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April 28, 2015

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

nas seal

The National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious scientific organization, has elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks, raising the number of members on campus to 143.

April 24, 2015

Berkeley Research

David Schaffer. Photo by Peg Skorpinski.David Schaffer harnesses evolution to improve drug delivery.

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April 23, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

American Academy of Arts and Sciences logo College of Chemistry professors Bustamonte, Hartwig and Iglesia have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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April 17, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

Jennifer Doudna. Photo by Cailey Cotner.Time magazine has named Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology, to its 2015 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.