Graduate student Riley Fricke sits down with Jeff Pelton (Ph.D. '90, Chem) the manager of QB3-Berkeley’s 900 MHz NMR Facility, to discuss the facility and recent research that NMR spectroscopy has helped support.
Jeff Pelton, PhD, the NMR facility manager....Read more about A very strong magnet: QB3-Berkeley’s 900 MHz NMR Facility
Atomic scale quantum dot arrays. Illustration courtesy of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Bright semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots give QLED TV screens their vibrant colors. But attempts to increase the intensity of that light generate heat...Read more about Scientists uncover a process that stands in the way of making quantum dots brighter
Seniors Brendan Huang and Carolyn Hong, who both have received the COVID-19 vaccine and are in the same social bubble, met in an organic chemistry lab as sophomores, became fast friends and wound up baking sourdough bread together. It’s an adventure that Hong calls “our...Read more about COVID Stories: Sourdough bread with a purpose
Scientists at Berkeley Lab’s predecessor, the UC Radiation Laboratory, discovered berkelium in 1949, and californium in 1950. Today, Berkeley Lab scientists are using state-of-the-art instruments at the Molecular Foundry to better understand how actinides like berkelium and...Read more about Do You Know the Way to Berkelium, Californium?
Tan Kah Kee Hall sits to the right of Latimer Hall at the corner of the College of Chemistry complex. (Photo by Marge d'Wylde)
The newest research facility for chemical engineering and chemistry at UC Berkeley was dedicated Saturday, April 12, 1997.
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Relaxing with some friends in Shanghai during a meeting. Clockwise direction: Omar Yaghi (back to camera), Osamu Terasaki, Chia-Kuang (Frank) Tsung, Yue-Biao Zhang, Qiaowei Li, Stefan Wuttke, Keinan Ehud, Peidong Yang. Photo courtesy ...Read more about In Memoriam: Chia-Kuang (Frank) Tsung
Mexican fan palms, native to the deserts of northwestern Mexico, are a widely-planted ornamental throughout the Los Angeles basin and are contributing substantially to the organic aerosol pollution in the area, according to a UC Berkeley study. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons...Read more about With drop in LA’s vehicular aerosol pollution, plants emerge as major source
Image courtesy of GE.
Keeping enemies on the run is all part of the job for soldiers in the U.S. Army, yet troops stationed in the world’s hot spots frequently face another relentless foe: thirst. But scientists at GE Research and their partners at U.S. universities...Read more about Portable oasis: GE and its partners plan to build a box to produce water from air
David Schaffer, Hertz Fellow, gene therapy researcher, and The Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering at UC Berkeley says he “plays Darwin” in his Berkeley lab, using high throughput genetic sequencing technology to test over a billion genetic samples for...Read more about David Schaffer Harnesses 'Directed Evolution' for Gene Therapy