All News

May 14, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

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

Read the full article.

 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.

Read the full article.

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.

Read the full article.

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.

Read the full article.

April 29, 2015

Berkeley Science Review

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

Read the full article.

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.

Read the full article.

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.

Read the full article.

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.

April 16, 2015


Peidong Yang, Chris Chang, Michelle Chang. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.Berkeley Lab Researchers perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2.

Read full article.

Steven Chavez

Steven Chavez, a talented and hard-working CBE undergraduate, will be starting a Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan next fall. For the first time in his college career, Chavez won’t have to work to pay for his education.

April 13, 2015

CampanileHave you ever wanted to show your appreciation to a staff member who has helped you in the past? Or maybe you know someone who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. What can you do to pass on the praise?

April 9, 2015

California Magazine

For the past ten years, Peidong Yang has been trying to make like a tree. Yang researches artificial photosynthesis, a process that mimics a leaf's ability to convert sun, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel. But in his case, the fuel isn't glucose—it's gasoline.

April 7, 2015


Doudna, Taylor, and Nogales. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.Biochemist Jennifer Doudna and biophysicist Eva Nogales led a study that showed how a CRISPR-Cas surveillance complex in the bacterial immune system is able to target specific sites on an RNA molecule for the destruction of invaders.

March 26, 2015

Douglas ClarkThe 2015 College of Chemistry Advisory Board meeting was held March 15-16, presided over by Dean Douglas Clark.

March 24, 2015


Paul AlivisatosBerkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos today announced his intention to leave his position once a successor can be recruited to lead the Lab. Alivisatos will return to his research and teaching activities as a senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division and as a faculty member on the UC Berkeley campus.

March 23, 2015

NY Times

Jennifer DoudnaWriting in Science magazine, Inventor of CRISPR technique urges effort to explore ethical issues.

Read the full article.

March 18, 2015

CBE Chair Jeff Reimer shows advisory board members around the new innovation incubator.The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering’s innovation incubator lab is open for business. The lab has been created to give student-led projects a formal home in the department.

March 11, 2015

UC Berkeley News Center

Animation showing effect of carbon dioxide binding to diamines in a metal-organic framework.Jeffrey Long and colleagues have made a major leap forward in carbon-capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions of a coal-fi