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Berkely Lab produces a podcast about the surprising ways that science evolves. Through conversations with scientists, they trace the technology, theories, and products we see around us today back to early discoveries in the lab, while also imagining where future breakthroughs could take us.

March 2, 2023

Crystallographer Liselotte Templeton in front of her hometown Breslau

Early photograph of Lieselotte Templeton in front of her hometown Breslau. Photo edited by Constantin Buyer.

February 23, 2023

Markita Landry in her lab

Markita Landry in the lab. Image courtesy Vilcek Foundation.

Dan Nomura

Dan Nomura in his lab. Photo by Elena Zhukova.

February 21, 2023

Artist’s rendering of a copper nanoparticle as it evolves during CO2 electrolysisArtist’s rendering of a copper nanoparticle as it evolves during CO2 electrolysis: Copper nanoparticles (left) combine into larger metallic copper “nanograins” (right) within seconds of the electrochemical r

February 20, 2023

Kevan Shokat photographed at UCSF

Kevan Shokat photographed at UCSF. Photo by Noah Berger.

February 13, 2023

Felix Fisher in his lab

Felix Fisher, Associate Professor of Chemistry, in his lab where he applies his organic chemistry background to build quantum materials. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

healthy rice field

Blast disease destroys between 10% and 35% of the world’s rice harvest each year. A new discovery could lead to fungicides that block the pathogen, Magnaporthe oryzae, from entering the leaves. This photo of a healthy rice field was taken in Chengdu, China, in 2019. (Photo credit: Nicholas Talbot)

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January 20, 2023

Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

January 17, 2023

Ammonia power plant

A chemical plant that produces ammonia, most of which goes into making fertilizer. (Photo via UC Berkeley)

Industrial production of ammonia, primarily for synthetic fertilizer — the fuel for last century’s Green Revolution — is one of the world’s largest chemical markets, but also one of the most energy intensive.

January 14, 2023

Undated portrait Willard B. Rising. Collection Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.Willard B. Rising

January 13, 2023

Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina in the lab, 1970s

Research by F. Sherwood Rowland and alum Mario Molina is at the heart of a recent positive U.N. report. (Photo courtesy of UC Irvine.)

December 20, 2022

Professor Emeritus Scott Lynn, 1989 photo

Scott Lynn in his office, 1989. Photo Dennis Galloway.

Dear CoC Colleagues,

I write to share the sad news that Scott Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, passed away on Saturday, December 17, at the age of 94.

December 14, 2022

December 8, 2022

This post kicks off the first of many spotlights featuring our very own seniors in the College of Chemistry. Who are they? What are their favorite memories from their time in the College of Chemistry? Where are they headed next? From clubs to research to passion projects, I hope you enjoy learning more about the diverse faces that make up our graduating class!

December 6, 2022

Hourglass structure

Scientists are using CRISPR to engineer the viruses that evolved to engineer bacteria. Illustration Davian Ho.

CRISPR, the Nobel Prize-winning gene editing technology, is poised to have a profound impact on the fields of microbiology and medicine yet again.

December 2, 2022

Alumna Tracy Liu

Photo: Evan Krape/University of Delaware