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May 22, 2014

The College of Chemistry held its commencement ceremony on May 17 in Zellerbach Auditorium.

May 7, 2014

Douglas Clark, dean of the College of Chemistry and the Gilbert Newton Lewis Professor, has helped develop a new type of biochip that emulates the three-dimensional structure and the metabolism of a human liver. The device could one day eliminate the need to harvest and use liver cells from human cadavers to test the toxicity of potential new drugs and drug candidates.

May 2, 2014

Chemistry Professor Robert Bergman has been named the 2014 recipient of the Welch Award in Chemical Research for “pioneering work in alkane activation and mechanisms of organometallic reactions.”

April 29, 2014

From MRS-TV, a description of work at UC Berkeley on carbon dioxide capture from an exhaust stream of a power plant.

April 3, 2014

The College of Chemistry has launched a new collaborative research center, the California Research Alliance by BASF (CARA), a multidisciplinary effort focused on innovation and technology transfer. Along with Berkeley and the chemical company BASF, CARA academic partners include UCLA and Stanford University.

February 27, 2014

Chemistry professor Heino Nitsche has won the Hevesy Medal, the premier international award of excellence honoring outstanding achievements in radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry.

February 11, 2014

William Lee Jolly, emeritus professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley, whose work helped facilitate the renaissance of inorganic chemistry in the United States during the middle of the 20th century, died of heart failure on January 10, 2014, at Kaiser Medical Center in Richmond, CA. He was 86.

January 17, 2014

Twitter logoCollege of Chemistry editor Michael Barnes is now tweeting chemistry and other science news. Barnes gets several press releases and other news items via email every day, and he has been looking for a way to share them with alums who want to keep up the the latest science news.

December 2, 2013

Chemistry professor Michelle Chang has won the Buck-Whitney award of the Eastern New York section of the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes "excellent original contributions to pure and applied chemistry."

November 26, 2013

Chemistry professor Chris Chang has won the 2013 Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award, established in 1944 by the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society.

November 15, 2013

A Message from Dean Douglas S. Clark

October 29, 2013

Chemistry professor Felix Fischer has been awarded a 2013 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
Chemistry professor Robert Bergman will be honored for his "achievements and contributions to organic chemistry" at the 2014 Reaction Mechanisms Conference. The conference will be held the week of June 22, 2014, at UC Davis.

October 2, 2013

David SavageDavid Savage, assistant professor of chemistry, has won an NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

October 1, 2013

CBE grad student Joseph Chen and co-workers have published a paper in Angewandte Chemie that has earned a unique distinction.

July 18, 2013

When Pete Marsden was a chemistry graduate student instructor (GSI) in 2006, the College of Chemistry had a small program that placed juniors and seniors in the teaching labs to provide hands-on help with experiments. Marsden appreciated the extra help in his lab sections.

June 25, 2013

Harvey BlanchChemical and biomolecular engineering professor Harvey Blanch has won the William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature. The award is presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to chemical engineering literature.

June 19, 2013

MOFResearchers in the group of chemistry professor Jeff Long have developed a metal-organic-framework (MOF) material that can efficiently sort the components of gasoline. The result, a cleaner-burning mix of hydrocarbon isomers, will achieve higher octane ratings without the addition of toxic additives.

June 17, 2013

Hailiang Wang, Gabor Somorjai and Qiao "Joe" Zhang.Hailiang Wang and Qiao “Joe” Zhang, both postdocs in the research group of chemistry professor Gabor Somorjai, are among the five winners of the 2013 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists.

June 12, 2013

Jeff ReimerChemical and biomolecular engineering professor Jeff Reimer has agreed to serve as the new CBE chair, replacing current chair Doug Clark, who will become the dean of the College of Chemistry on July 1.