A chemical plant that produces ammonia, most of which goes into making fertilizer. (Photo via UC Berkeley)
Industrial production of ammonia, primarily for synthetic fertilizer — the fuel for last century’s Green Revolution — is one of the world’s largest...Read more about A big step toward ‘green’ ammonia and a ‘greener’ fertilizer
Undated portrait Willard B. Rising. Collection Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.Summary of Prof. Rising's career from Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography
Willard Bradley Rising, chemist, b. 26 sept 1839, Meckleenburg, New York. D. 9 Feb 1910,...Read more about In memoriam: Willard B. Rising
Research by F. Sherwood Rowland and alum Mario Molina is at the heart of a recent positive U.N. report. (Photo courtesy of UC Irvine.)
A new article out from the UCI School of Physical Sciences states that on January 9, a...Read more about When scientists fight to save the climate
Scott Lynn in his office, 1989. Photo Dennis Galloway.
Dear CoC Colleagues,
I write to share the sad news that Scott Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, passed away on Saturday, December 17, at the age of 94...Read more about In Memoriam: Scott Lynn
Nobel Prize winner Carolyn Bertozzi recognizes Bowdoin chemistry scholar Danielle Dube for research help
(L to r) UC Berkeley graudates from the lab of Carolyn Bertozzi; Jeremy Baskin, Peter Woodruff, Jenn Prescher, Carolyn Bertozzi, Danielle Dube, and XX during the Nobel awards week events in December 2022, Stockholm. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Bertozzi.
This post kicks off the first of many spotlights featuring our very own seniors in the College of Chemistry. Who are they? What are their favorite memories from their time in the College of Chemistry? Where are they headed next? From clubs to research to...Read more about Senior Spotlight: Ariel Wang
Scientists are using CRISPR to engineer the viruses that evolved to engineer bacteria. Illustration Davian Ho.
CRISPR, the Nobel Prize-winning gene editing technology, is poised to have a profound impact on the fields of microbiology and medicine yet again.
New technique could fast-track future carbon-free solar fuels. (image: 3rdtimeluckystudio/Shutterstock)
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated a new technique, modeled after a metabolic process found in some...Read more about To battle climate change, scientists tap into carbon-hungry microorganisms for clues
Professor Ting Xu was honored at the Falling Walls Science Summit on November 9th. Prof. Xu discussed her reearch in a talk entitled: 'Breaking the Wall to Programmable Plastic Degradation through Enzymes'. She outlined the crisis of plastic pollution and what she and her research team...Read more about Professor Ting Xu honored at Falling Walls Science Summit