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July 23, 2018


Richmond Sarpong research teamImagine a future where chemists could restructure the morphine molecule to have the opiate pain management value but not the addictive side effect. That is one possible outcome of an exciting new process being reported in Science magazine from the chemistry lab of Richmond Sarpong at UC Berkeley.

July 20, 2018

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Jennifer Doudna. Photo by Washington Post, Getty Images.CRISPR in the eyes of one of its pioneers, Jennifer Doudna. Interview by Medium.

July 18, 2018


Markita LandryAssistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Markita Landry, has been awarded a prestigious two-year DARPA Young Faculty Award for her project Brain Chemical Signaling: A New Input Signal for Brain-Computer Interfaces. Landry’s research lies at the intersection of single-molecule biophysics and nanomaterial-polymer science to develop new tools to probe and characterize complex biological systems.

July 17, 2018


Boreskov Institute of CatalysisThe American Chemical Society has named Chancellor’s Professor of Chemistry, Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Teresa Head-Gordon as an ACS Fellow for 2018. Head-Gordon has been recognized for her development of advanced theoretical and computational models and methodologies applied to chemical physics and biophysics of water and solvation, macromolecules and assemblies, complex interfaces, and catalysis.

July 16, 2018

July 13, 2018


Boreskov Institute of CatalysisDr. Dominik Halter has been awarded a Feodor Lynen fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, to join the chemistry research group of Professor Jeffrey Long as a postdoctoral researcher. Halter’s research at Berkeley will focus on the development of new metal-organic frameworks with coordinatively unsaturated metal sites for hydrogen storage and catalysis.


Boreskov Institute of CatalysisMartin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board and CTO, BASF SE has announced a donation of $7 million to UC Berkeley at the California Research Alliance 2018 Summer Symposium.

July 10, 2018

National Hockey League

NHL Carolina Hurricanes logoCollege of Chemistry alum Eric Tulsky promoted to vice president of hockey management and strategy of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes.

Singularity Hub

DNA strandA new method from the lab of Jay Keasling promises to revolutionize DNA synthesis with a faster, cheaper, and more accurate approach.

July 3, 2018

Berkeley News


John CasidaJohn Casida, one of the world's leading authorities on how pesticides work and how they can potentially harm humans. Casida was the founding director of the campus's Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory.

June 27, 2018


Boreskov Institute of CatalysisDow Professor of Sustainable Chemistry Alexis Bell has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Boreskov Institute of Catalysis by the institute's Scientific Council.

June 26, 2018

Science and Technology Research News


BatteriesKwabena Bediako and colleagues develop light-weight, long-lasting batteries.

June 25, 2018


Shop supervisor Eric Granlund retiresThe College is saying farewell to Eric Granlund, Shop Supervisor. Eric has been at the College since July 1985, concluding 33 years of service with his retirement this month.

June 21, 2018


Yaghi and Wang awarded international water prizeThe team of Professors Omar Yaghi (UC Berkeley) and Evelyn Wang (MIT) have won the Alternative Water Resources prize, which will be awarded at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

June 20, 2018

Varsha Desai receives Berkeley GSI Teacher awardCongratulations to Varsha Desai (Ph.D. Chem '18 ) who has received a 2018 Teaching Effectiveness Award for GSIs which honors a small number of Berkeley graduate student instructors.

June 19, 2018


Eric ReinerAIChE has announced that alum Eric Reiner (Ph.D ChemE ’94) recently made a $50k donation to the AIChE Foundation to kick off their LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative aimed at advancing the inclusiveness of the chemical engineering profession.

Berkeley News


crispr moleculeThe University of California announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,000,772 covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with formats that will be particularly useful in developing human therapeutics and improvements in food security.

June 18, 2018

Berkeley Lab


 Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)Breakthrough discovery at the Joint BioEnergy Institute could greatly accelerate the pace of science.

June 11, 2018


Mars Mariner mural installed in Pimentel HallA spectacular new mural was installed this week in the lobby of Pimentel Hall at UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry. Celebrating the College’s involvement in NASA’s Mars 6 and Mars 7 Mariner missions, the mural sits across from a copy of the infrared spectrometer that was installed in each of the two satellites.

June 9, 2018

Source: Chemical & Engineering News


New research on copper could lead to better understanding of role in sleep.New research on copper could lead to better understanding of role in sleep.