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May 18, 2018

Berkeley Lab


Pines Team utilizes powdered diamonds in MRI and NMR machinesTeam led by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers exploits tiny defects in diamonds to pave the way for enhanced biological imaging and drug studies.

May 17, 2018

Berkeley News


C. Judson King and Richard AtkinsonTwo longtime leaders of the University of California — C. Judson King and Richard C. Atkinson — have won the 2018 Clark Kerr Award, in recognition of their service and achievements as distinguished educators.

May 10, 2018

MIT Technology Review

Jay Kealsling. Photo by Christie Hemm Klok, courtesy of MIT Technology Review.A decade of investment in advanced biofuels led nowhere, but Jay Keasling remains undaunted.

May 3, 2018

May 1, 2018

Berkeley News

Kristie BoeringThe National Academy of Sciences has named five new members from UC Berkeley -- Yang Dan, Ehud Isacoff, Umesh Vazirani, Kristie Boering (chemistry) and Michael Manga.

April 23, 2018

April 18, 2018

March 26, 2018

Berkeley Lab

Jewel Lake, Tilden Park Berkeley. Photo ChickMarkley.JBEI enzyme discovery enables first-time microbial production of an aromatic biofuel.

March 20, 2018

March 16, 2018

Berkeley News

Ting XuIn a breakthrough that could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems, Ting Xu and fellow researchers have figured out a way to keep certain proteins active outside of the cell.

March 7, 2018

Cal Parents

Cal parents host externshipA request emailed to all Cal Parents Ambassadors to sponsor an externship for a Berkeley undergraduate turned into a rewarding experience not just for a student, but also for a Tennessee couple who answered the call.

February 26, 2018

February 15, 2018

Markita Landry receives Alfred P. Sloan Research FellowshipThe Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced that Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Markita Landry, has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship for her work in neuroscience.”

February 6, 2018

February 5, 2018

Early Women Chemistry Scientists at Cal The College salutes the pioneer women chemistry faculty at Cal. Both as scientists, and as early faculty members at the University, they helped to pave the way for the next generations of women faculty and students.

January 29, 2018

ABC 7 News

Peidong YangA breakthrough by Peidong Yang could one day help tall buildings use dramatically less energy, by using their windows to generate electricity. For the full story visit ABC7 News.

January 24, 2018

Berkeley News

Matt Damon, Mars movieWith the right technology, the gas station of the future will make its own fuel directly from sunlight, in the process sucking up carbon and producing oxygen. Decades into the future, the same technology could provide fuel and oxygen for the first Martians, and could even be tweaked to produce fertilizer.

January 23, 2018

Berkeley News

Peidong YangPeidong Yang, a professor of chemistry and faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab, and his colleagues have tweaked the chemical structure of perovskite — a versatile material that already rivals silicon-based solar cells — so that the material turns from transparent

Omar YaghiThe BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category goes, in this tenth edition, to Jordanian-American chemist Omar Yaghi, “for his pioneering work in the conception and synthesis of new cry

January 22, 2018