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Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

January 17, 2023

Ammonia power plant

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 chemical markets, but also one of the most energy intensive.

January 13, 2023

Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina in the lab, 1970s

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.)

December 14, 2022

December 2, 2022

Alumna Tracy Liu

Photo: Evan Krape/University of Delaware

November 30, 2022

Illustration of carbon reduction cycle

New technique could fast-track future carbon-free solar fuels. (image: 3rdtimeluckystudio/Shutterstock)

November 14, 2022

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November 8, 2022

Dean Douglas Clark announed today the recent passing on November 6th of our colleague and friend, Kenneth (Ken) Sauer, professor emeritus of chemistry. He was 91 years old.

November 7, 2022

Alumna Danna Freedman, Professor MIT (Ph.D. '09, Chem with Professor Jeffrey Long)

Alumna Danna Freedman, Professor MIT (Ph.D. '09, Chem with Professor Jeffrey Long) Photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation.

October 27, 2022

Vera Kistiakowsky undated photoUndated photo of alumna Vera Kistiakowsky

October 25, 2022

John Hearst in his office -- undated photo

John Hearst in his office. Undated photo by Dennis Galloway. Collection of the College of Chemistry.

John E. Hearst, distinguished colleague and professor emeritus of chemistry, passed away this morning at the age of 87.

October 11, 2022

October 5, 2022

Carolyn Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi as a young professor at UC Berkeley. (Photo: courtesy of College of Chemistry)

Carolyn Bertozzi, a professor at Stanford University who today shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spent her formative and most creative years at UC Berkeley.

October 3, 2022

Plastics made from polyethylene (white strands), such as the milk bottle shown in background, can now be broken down into smaller molecules Plastics made from polyethylene (white strands), such as the milk bottle shown in background, can now be broken down

September 27, 2022

September 23, 2022

Article highlights the program that is being run to improve deveristy, equity, and inclusion in the College of ChemistryStudents attend the 150th anniversary party at the College of ChemistryStory written for the Spring/Summer 2022 Catalyst magazine about the graduate student diversity program at the College.

September 22, 2022

Ashok Ajoy receives the 2022 Caldarelli Prize in Paris, France

Prof. Ajoy receiving the award from Prof. Anne Lesage at Chamonix (4 Sep 2022). (Photo courtesty of Ashok Ajoy.)