Over 300 million tons of plastic are produced annually – equivalent to the entire weight of the human population. Less than 10% is recycled; most end up in landfills. A research team in the lab of Professor Ting Xu, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry...Read more about "Self-destructing plastic" wins top Prize in Create the Future contest
George Pimentel in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of Jeanne Pimentel.
In 1963, the last Sunday in September, I flew from my home in Starkville, Mississippi to SFO and took ground transportation to the I-House where I would live for three semesters. Qualifying exams were given the...Read more about Lester Andrews (Ph.D. ’66, Chem) reminisces about his experience in George Pimentel’s lab
Figure: The “shadow effect” observed in a graphite electrode after fast (1 hour) intercalation to a state of charge (SOC) of 100%. Lithium plating on the graphite is shown in turquoise and the black region underneath shows where the SOC is less than 30%. Image courtesy Balsara Lab...Read more about 3D View Reveals Shadow Effect after Rapid Battery Charging
Professors Kristie Boering and Whendee Silver. Photos courtesy UC Berkeley.
The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that UC Berkeley faculty members Kristie A. Boering (Professor...Read more about Kristie Boering and Whendee Silver elected American Geophysical Union Fellows
Jay Keasling, a senior faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), professor at UC Berkeley, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), has been named a Distinguished...Read more about Jay Keasling receives distinguished scientist fellow award
Richmond Sarpong from the College of Chemistry received the 2021 Edward Leete Award on Thursday for his research and teachings within the field of organic chemistry.
The Edward Leete Award acknowledges exceptional teaching and research contributions in the field of organic chemistry,...Read more about Campus professor Richmond Sarpong receives 2021 Edward Leete Award
Interior, Hearst Mining Building. (Photo: Joe Parks via Wikimedia Commons)
Samuel Benedict Christy, Professor of mining and metallurgy and a...Read more about Samuel Benedict Christy, first dean of mining and metallurgy
The First Faculty in the Dept of Chemical Engineering:
Undated photo of Philip Schutz while he was a professor at Columbia University. (Courtesy University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University...Read more about In Memoriam: Philip Schutz
Markita del Carpio Landry, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UC Berkeley has been announced as a...Read more about Markita Landry awarded Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science