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August 11, 2020

August 10, 2020

Alexis T. Bell: A Career in Catalysis and University Administration at UC Berkeley

Alex Bell

Alexis T. Bell in UC Berkeley classroom, circa 1990.

August 7, 2020

Omar Yaghi, multivariate MOF

Rods of multivariate MOFs (left) can be programmed with different metal atoms (colored balls) to do a series of tasks, such as controlled drug release, or to encode information like the ones and zeros of a digital computer. (UC Berkeley image by Omar Yaghi and Zhe Ji)

August 6, 2020

Harold Urey, 1940s

Urey at his desk, photograph, circa late1940s (Northwest Indiana Times)

Missoula first noticed Harold Urey in May of 1915, when the University of Montana announced the winners of the annual C.A. Duniway Scholarship Books.

August 5, 2020

Henry Rapoport

Professor of Chemistry

By James K. Cason, John E. Hearst, J. Clark Lagarias, Walter H. Moos, and Donald S. Noyce

Alan S. Foss

Professor of Chemical Engineering

By  C. Judson King, Simon L. Goren, and P. Henrik Wallman

Charles Robert Wilke

Professor of Chemical Engineering

By John Prausnitz and Harvey Blanch

August 4, 2020

Richard Edward Powell

By George Jura, R. E. Connick, A. E. Hutson, and G. A. Somorjai

George Jura

Chemistry Professor 

By Paul A. Bartlett, Rollie J. Myers, and Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.

August 3, 2020

William Dulaney Gwinn

By Robert E. Connick Rollie J. Myers Richard J. Saykally

George Claude Pimentel

By Robert E. Connick, Frederick C. Crews, C. Bradley Moore, Kenneth S. Pitzer, and Loy L. Sammet

Rollie John Myers

By David E. Wemmer

William Garfield Dauben

By Paul A. Bartlett, Rollie Myers, and Andrew Streitwieser

Leo Brewer

By Rollie J. Myers, Gerd M. Rosenblatt, and Herbert L. Strauss

solid electrolytes

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and Carnegie Mellon University have designed new solid electrolytes that light the path to wider electrification of transportation. (Image courtesy of Jinsoo Kim)

Frederick Richard Jensen

By James Cason, Bruce Rickborn, and Andrew Streitwieser

July 31, 2020

New partnership between DOE national labs and universities builds on JCAP’s advances in artificial photosynthesis, renewable fuels 

New solar material test

Scientists at JCAP create new materials by spraying combinations of elements onto thin plates. (Image courtesy of Caltech)

July 29, 2020

Noyce, Donald Sterling

By Yvette Subramanian

Wendell Mitchell Latimer

By J. H. Hildebrand, K. S. Pitzer, and R. E. Powell

Melvin Calvin

By Les Prix Nobel edited by Nobel Lectures