Image: (l to r) Bill Brower and William C. Twitchell with brazing machine making joint for 184-inch cyclotron coils at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, taken March 8, 1942. Photograph: Donald Cooksey.
William Curtis Twitchell was a genius. Born in Minnesota in 1917, he got his...Read more about The lost tale of a nuclear scientist's death in a secret San Francisco hospital room
image: John Prausnitz photographed at home in 2011.
John Prausnitz has for sixty-five years been a major intellectual figure in Berkeley chemical engineering, and indeed in chemical engineering worldwide. He is the originator and still the principal academic shepherd of...Read more about Meet our faculty: John Prausnitz
Laura Bush, Editorial Director of Spectroscopy magazine virtually presented Markita Landry with the Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award during the 2020 SciX 2020 conference. Photo courtesy of SciX 2020 Virtual Conference.
The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Karen Gleason (MIT) and Sarika Goel (Honeywell UOP) have been recently awarded honors from AIChE.Karen Gleason (Ph.D. ’87, ChemE) invited as the 2019 John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer
Karen Gleason, the...Read more about ChemE alumnae honored by AIChE
Like many other labs, Graham Fleming’s group is focusing on interdisciplinary techniques to make new discoveries and explore the mysteries of fundamental processes. Chemistry graduate student Kaydren Orcutt highlights how researchers can combine physics and biology, generating...Read more about Why you should stay single: The scientific benefits of using a single photon
Berkeley Lab’s machine learning algorithm accelerates metabolic engineering in synthetic biology. (Image Adobestock)
Synthetic biology, like artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning, is a relatively modern field that applies emerging technologies to achieve...Read more about New AI Speeds Discovery in Synthetic Biology
Jennifer Doudna, 2020 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. photo: Keegan Houser
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The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that biochemist Jennifer Doudna...Read more about Jennifer Doudna awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nomura in his lab at UC Berkeley. Photo: Elena Zhukova
Throughout the grim reality of a global pandemic that has disrupted normal life for months, one persistent bright spot has been the robust response of the biomedical research community. The battle to develop...Read more about An expert on 'undruggable' targets tackles the coronavirus
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The College of Chemistry was recently awarded one of nine four-year grants from the UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Pilot program. The program was established...Read more about College of Chemistry receives award to grow graduate diversity
The sheer number of C–H bonds in the precursor to the antibiotic erythromycin shows just how tricky a task it is to target a single one. The oxidation of a single C–H bond (red) makes erythromycin six times more biologically active than its precursor 6-deoxy...Read more about Holy grails: seeking out selective C–H activation