Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) battery scientist Nitash Balsara has worked for many years trying to find a way to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries. Now he believes he has found the answer in a most unlikely material—a class of compounds that has mainly been used...Read more about New Battery Startup Promises Safe Lithium Batteries
Several hundred guests crowded the lobby of the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences last night (Feb. 4) as the campus celebrated the launch of the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), a partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers and the biopharmaceutical...Read more about Launch of new genomics initiative draws enthusiastic industry, academic partners
The 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.Read more about Yaghi wins Faisal Prize for Science
UC 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.
Kristin 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...Read more about Stangl earns CAP award