A tiny speck of plutonium on the UC Berkeley campus is making news for its connection to a momentous point in history. The sample was created by a team of scientists led by the late Berkeley chemist Glenn Seaborg. The synthesis of plutonium helped Seaborg earn a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951...Read more about Historic plutonium sample traced to Seaborg, Manhattan Project
Berkeley Lab’s Paul Alivisatos on nanotechnology that enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy.
Professor of Chemistry Ron Cohen and his team are building and refining sensors that track CO2, also known as carbon dioxide.
A team of College of Chemistry educators has been selected as one of the 2015 recipients of the Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education, sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement (ACS-CEI).Read more about CoC team wins award for sustainability education
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Herbert “Herb” Leopold Strauss died at home in Berkeley on December 2, after a long illness. He was 78.Read more about Emeritus chemistry professor Herb Strauss has died at 78
Kavli Nanoscience Institute Directors Paul Alivisatos, Paul McEuen, and Nai-Chang Yeh – discuss what makes the nanoscale so important, the field’s grand challenges, safety challenges, and their thoughts on funding, training and the future.
Ann E. Pitzer (M.S. '60, HomeEc), a trustee of the Pitzer Family Foundation, died of cancer on October 15 at the age of 77. She lived in La Jolla and Kelseyville, CA.Read more about Ann Pitzer, friend of the college (1936-2014)