News

December 5, 2017

Dr. Kwabena Bediako and Dr. Jon Rittle The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kwabena Bediako and Dr. John Rittle as assistant professors in the Department of Chemistry commencing July 2018.

November 21, 2017

KQED Science

movie of DNA search and cleavage by CRISPR-Cas9 by Osamu NurekiResearcher Osamu Nureki used high‐speed atomic‐force microscopy to film a tiny needle move back and forth across Cas9.

November 20, 2017

Berkeley News

Ron CohenUC Berkeley College of Chemistry professor Ronald Cohen, has been elected to the AAAS, the world-renowned Washington, D.C.-based general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. UC Berkeley professors Mark D'Esposito, Marla Feller, Alison Gopnik, Robert Knight and Paul Renne were also elected.

November 16, 2017

Berkeley Science Review

Omar Yaghi with postdocsBased at UC Berkeley, BGSI is dedicated to developing fundamental science research in foreign countries aided by funds provided by local governments, industries, and institutions.

November 15, 2017

Breakthroughs, College of Natural Resources

November 8, 2017

Omar YaghiProfessor Omar M. Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair and Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley was presented with the Albert Einstein World Award at a ceremony today in Amsterdam at Leiden University. This prize is sponsored by the World Cultural Council.

November 3, 2017

 Meghna Rajendran, Sanya Sehgal, Rajashree Bhattavharya, Mcgregor Stadmiller, and Richard LinPhoto left to right: Meghna Rajendran, Sanya Sehgal, Rajashree Bhattavharya, Mcgregor Stadmiller, and Richard Lin. Image courtesy of AIChE

The UC Berkeley ChemE squad has won the 2017 National Chemical Engineering Jeopardy Championship at the AIChE Student Conference. This version of the Jeopardy Game utilizes questions from chemical engineering undergraduate coursework to test the knowledge of college teams from across the country.

October 30, 2017

Nanoscale excitation spot graphic, Ginsberg Research.In a new study, appearing in the November 2017 issue of Nature Materials, a research team led by UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Naomi S. Ginsberg, has announced the development and implementation of the most direct method to-date to track the nanoscale process of energy flow that punctuates the initial picoseconds after light absorption in some natural and artificial light harvesting systems. The research results are also available online at the Nature Materials website.

Berkeley News

CampanileAlmost 300 science writers and journalists from 70 countries spent Sunday getting to know UC Berkeley's best scientific minds as part of the five-day World Conference of Science Journalists. The group had easy, intimate access to experts like Jennifer Doudna and Omar Yaghi.

October 24, 2017

Thomas MaimoneAssistant Professor Tom Maimone has been named as one of three recipients of the 2017 Eli Lilly Grantee Award.

October 23, 2017

Yuan T. Lee

Nobel Laureate Yuan T. Lee, an emeritus professor at Berkeley who won the Nobel Prize for research in particle chemistry in 1986, and was the first Taiwanese Nobel Prize laureate, will speak as part of a group of laureates at the Drive for the Nobel Prize conference at UC Berkeley on October 31st.

October 19, 2017

Chemistry World

A Crack in CreationPodcast on the development of Crispr, and the ethical questions raised by new genome editing techniques.

October 18, 2017

Dean Toste

Dean Toste, Professor of Chemistry and a Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award. Professor Toste was nominated for this award by Prof. Dr. Dirk Trauner of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany.

October 17, 2017

Leslie DietterickDepartment of Chemistry FSA Leslie Dietterick is the October 2017 recipient of the Chemistry Achievement Prize. Leslie has worked in the Department of Chemistry for over two years and is a Faculty Support Administrator (FSA) supporting Professors Phillip Geissler and Eran Rabani.

Students enjoying the CoC Plaza tables

When our new chancellor, Carol Christ, came on board this last summer she announced five goals for UC Berkeley. Chancellor Christ's goal of enhancing the student experience is also a top goal for us here at the College of Chemistry!

October 16, 2017

Berkeley Lab

Neutron star merger, photo courtesy of CalTechScientists were treated to near-simultaneous observations by separate instruments: One set of Earth-based detectors measured the signature of a cataclysmic event sending ripples through the fabric of space-time, and a space-based detector measured the gamma-ray signature of a high-energy outburst emanating from the same region of the sky.

October 9, 2017

Berkeley Lab

Blackhole softwareBehind the headlines was the work of two Berkeley Lab groups specializing in developing tools and applications for moving and managing data and allowing scientists around the world to access and analyze the information.