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January 20, 2015

Clayton RadkeDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Clayton Radke has won the University of Washington Department of Chemical Engineering 2015 R. Wells Moulton Distinguished Alumnus Medal.

January 8, 2015

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Paul AlivisatosBerkeley Lab’s Paul Alivisatos on nanotechnology that enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy.

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December 10, 2014

The Kavli Foundation

Paul AlivisatosKavli Nanoscience Institute Directors Paul Alivisatos, Paul McEuen, and Nai-Chang Yeh – discuss what makes the nanoscale so important, the field’s grand challenges, safety challenges, and their thoughts on funding, training and the future.

November 22, 2014

Three CBE students have received awards at the Undergraduate Student Poster Competition at the 2013 AIChE Annual Student Conference, held in conjunction with the institute's national conference, Nov. 3-8, in San Francisco.

October 14, 2014

Que Family Undergraduate Advising Center Ribbon CuttingThursday, Oct. 9, College of Chemistry Dean Douglas Clark inaugurated the Que Family Undergraduate Advising Center. Located next to the Chemistry Plaza on the ground floor of Gilman Hall, the center consists of four offices for quiet discussions between students and their advisers, an area where students can consult with peer advisers, and a well lit modern commons area where they can read, relax and hold study sessions.

CBE professor David Graves has won the American Physical Society's 2014 Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases.

September 19, 2014

Marty MulvihillThe Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) has won two major grants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $335,000 to BCGC and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for projects to help businesses and manufacturers reduce hazardous chemicals in consumer products.

September 3, 2014

Keith Alexander“The number of applications to the program has grown each year since its inception in 2006,” says Keith Alexander, Assistant Dean of Professional Education and the Executive Director of the Product Development Program. “Growth has been largely due to our website and strong word-of-mouth from former students and industry supporters. Our new class had drawn students from the United States, Asia and Europe. Of the 30 students, 13 are women.”

August 28, 2014

Shannon Ciston

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering lecturer Shannon Ciston has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium. The sixth FOEE Symposium will be held October 27-30 in Irvine, CA, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science.

August 15, 2014

Jay Keasling with children in a village outside Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo by Gabrielle Tenenbaumn)1.7 million treatments of semisynthetic artemisinin have shipped to Africa, where they will treat malaria sufferers in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Niger and Nigeria over the next few months. This shipment is the culmination of a 13-year project in the lab of CBE professor Jay Keasling. Enough semisynthetic artemisinin has been produced for 70 million treatments, and the capacity exists to produce 100-150 million treatments annually.

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.

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 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.

June 3, 2013

UCB SealCollege of Chemistry graduate students Sarika Goel, David Limmer, Karthish Manthiram and David Spiciarich will travel to Lindau, Germany, a small island city on Lake Constance in the southern state of Bavaria, for the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

May 21, 2013

Andrew N. Liveris, leader of DOW Chemical, offers his perspective at the college commencement.Andrew N. Liveris, chairman, president and CEO of The DOW Chemical Company, was the guest of honor for the College of Chemistry on Saturday, May 18 2013.

May 9, 2013

Douglas ClarkDouglas S. Clark, 56, the current Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) and the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering, has been designated the new Dean of the College of Chemistry.

April 10, 2013

Ritankar DasRitankar Das, an undergraduate double-majoring in bioengineering and chemical biology, has been selected as a 2013 Goldwater scholar.

January 30, 2013

Jean FréchetEmeritus chemistry and CBE professor Jean Fréchet, a Professor of the Graduate School, has received a 2013 Japan Prize, one of the most prestigious international awards in science and technology.

January 2, 2013

Frances H. ArnoldFrances H. Arnold, who earned her ChemE Ph.D. at Berkeley in 1985 with Harvey Blanch, has been named one of 11 recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.