UC Berkeley’s Greener Solutions program has been selected as one of the national grantees to receive EPA funding for a new program. This initiative partners students with companies interested in adopting sustainable chemistry. UC Berkeley’s $194,832 grant will help identify alternatives...Read more about UC Berkeley Greener Solution program receives EPA funding
Scanning tunneling microscope image of wide-band metallic graphene nanoribbon (GNR). Each cluster of protrusions corresponds to a singly-occupied electron orbital. The formation of a pentagonal ring near each cluster leads to a more than tenfold increase in the conductivity of metallic...Read more about Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers
Ashok Ajoy (photo John Fyson)
We are really delighted to welcome Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ashok Ajoy to the College of Chemistry. Ashok most recently held a postdoctoral...Read more about The College welcomes new faculty member Ashok Ajoy
Illustration by Daniel Fishel
Taking cues from the #BlackInChem movement, Stereo Chemistry interviews Black chemists and asks what’s working and what comes next.
Rebecca Pinals mixes SWNTs with fluorophore-labeled DNA to create a nanosensor, then measures their optical response as they interact with biomolecules. (Photo credit: Rebecca Pinals).
In spite of the tremendous advances in modern medicine, there are still...Read more about Nano-sized sensors learn new biological tricks
By Kathryn M. Neal, Associate University Archivist, Bancroft Library
When women students in the University of California’s College of Chemistry formed a social club in 1900, they called themselves the Chemistry Fiends. At that time, male undergraduate students outnumbered females...Read more about Honor Among Fiends
Image: Looking toward Tan Kah Kee Hall (l) and Campbell Hall (r) from the mining circle (9/9/20). Photo by Pete Rosos for Berkeleyside
This event happened on September 9th, 2020.
The sky is orange because longer wavelength light (reds and oranges) are...Read more about Chemistry of the orange sky
Peidong Yang, S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, has been recognized as one of three laureates of the 2020...Read more about Peidong Yang awarded 2020 Global Energy Prize
(Photo: Los Alamos Lab)
Carol Burns (Ph.D. '87, Chem) executive officer for the Deputy Director for Science, Technology & Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Francis P....Read more about Alumna Carol Burns receives Garvan-Olin Medal