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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.

December 20, 2022

Professor Emeritus Scott Lynn, 1989 photo

Scott Lynn in his office, 1989. Photo Dennis Galloway.

Dear CoC Colleagues,

I write to share the sad news that Scott Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, passed away on Saturday, December 17, at the age of 94.

October 31, 2022

Fruit processing

Berries being processed for the marketplace. (photo Adobe Stock)

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 19, 2022

Chancellor Carol Christ presents Professor Jeffrey Reimer the Berkeley Citation

Chancellor Carol Christ presents the Berkeley Citation to Professor Jeffrey Reimer. photo: Michael Barnes

October 11, 2022

October 4, 2022

David Schaffer, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, Molecular and Cell Biology, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at U.C. Berkeley, gave a presentation during homecoming on the future of gene therapies and stem cell therapies. Viewed as the next stages of medical treatments, Prof. Schaffer discusses some of the exciting research coming from his lab.

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 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.)

September 9, 2022

L to R, Jason Ryder, Elle Ekman,  and Marley Cassels

Pictured from L to R, Executive Director of the Masters of Bioprocess Engineering Jason Ryder speaking with Elle Ekman, Legislative Assistant for Defense and Veterans Affairs; and Marley Cassels, Defense Fellow in Congressman Garamendi's Washington, DC office.

September 5, 2022

Sanjay Kumar

Professor Kumar photographed at UC Berkeley. (Photo Annie Lin)

September 1, 2022

August 22, 2022

David Schaffer - UC Berkeley

Bakar Fellows Program Director and UC Berkeley professor David Schaffer reflects on the reasons why he sees Berkeley as a leader in world-changing research, innovation and entrepreneurship. (UC Berkeley photo by Mark Joseph Hanson)

August 17, 2022

Lauren Heney Provost, Asst. Dean Development
The College is delighted to announce that Lauren Haney Provost has been appointed the new Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations and Development for the College of Chemistry.  She will start her new role on September 1, 2022.

August 10, 2022

July 20, 2022

Phillip Geissler 2013

Phillip Geissler (1974-2022)

Our community has been jolted by the news that Professor Phillip Geissler, 48, has died.  Phill was hiking in Utah at the time of his death. 

July 14, 2022

Karthik Shekhar

Assistant Professor Karthik Shekar will participate in the Catalyst for a Cure sponsored by Glaucoma Research Foundation.

July 6, 2022