Arlene Blum (Ph.D. '71, Chem) climbed Mount Everest in late 1976 while she was also writing a scientific paper about dangerous chemicals in children’s pajamas. (Photo courtesy Arlene Blum)
In 1977, three months after Berkeley scientist Arlene Blum climbed Mount Everest...Read more about Pioneering mountaineer and Berkeley chemist continues quest to reduce harmful chemicals
Baker Hughes has acquired the startup Mosaic Materials and plans to deploy its carbon dioxide capture technology across the industrial value chain.
Tom McDonald (Ph.D. '15, Chem) was going to be a professor. That was the plan. He even had a postdoc
The College welcomes Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Conner Harper and Jacob Spies.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced its 2022 class of...Read more about College of Chemistry postdocs named 2022 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows
An artist’s rendering of a crewed Martian biomanufactory powered by photovoltaics and capable of synthesizing food and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing biopolymers and recycling biological waste. (Artwork credit: Davian Ho, UC Berkeley)
The high efficiency, light weight...Read more about Solar beats nuclear at many potential settlement sites on Mars
Chancellor's Professor Judith Klinman was this year's G.N. Lewis guest lecturer at the College of Chemistry. Prof. Klinman discussed her remarkable career of over five decades of chemical research and...Read more about At the interface of quantum and classical behavior in enzyme catalysis
The need for negative emissions technologies to address our climate crisis has become increasingly clear. At the rate that our planet is emitting carbon dioxide – adding about 50 gigatons every year – we will have to remove carbon dioxide at the gigaton scale by 2050 in order to achieve “net...Read more about Capturing carbon with inspiration from battery chemistry
Bryan McCloskey, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will serve as the next Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) in the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2022.
Bryan has been a member of the CBE faculty since 2014...Read more about Bryan McCloskey announced as chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering
Image: (l to r) Kenneth Herr and George Pimentel discuss production of the infrared spectrometer that was placed on the Mars Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft that went to Mars in 1969 and ...Read more about Celebrating George Pimentel on his 100th birthday
Dr. Shun Chong Fung was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007 “for the investigation of factors underlying the deactivation and reactivation of catalysts, and for application of the findings in commercial practice.” Photo courtesy of the Fung Family.
The American University of Armenia (AUA) has announced two Endowed Named Professorships reflecting the University’s commitment to excellence in research for the benefit of society. The Endowed Named Professorship Program seeks to attract...Read more about Professor emeritus C. Judson King honored with named Endowed Professorship