News

June 25, 2018


Shop supervisor Eric Granlund retiresThe College is saying farewell to Eric Granlund, Shop Supervisor. Eric has been at the College since July 1985, concluding 33 years of service with his retirement this month.

June 21, 2018


Yaghi and Wang awarded international water prizeThe team of Professors Omar Yaghi (UC Berkeley) and Evelyn Wang (MIT) have won the Alternative Water Resources prize, which will be awarded at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

June 20, 2018

Varsha Desai receives Berkeley GSI Teacher awardCongratulations to Varsha Desai (Ph.D. Chem '18 ) who has received a 2018 Teaching Effectiveness Award for GSIs which honors a small number of Berkeley graduate student instructors.

June 19, 2018


Eric ReinerAIChE has announced that alum Eric Reiner (Ph.D ChemE ’94) recently made a $50k donation to the AIChE Foundation to kick off their LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative aimed at advancing the inclusiveness of the chemical engineering profession.

Berkeley News


crispr moleculeThe University of California announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,000,772 covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with formats that will be particularly useful in developing human therapeutics and improvements in food security.

June 18, 2018

Berkeley Lab


 Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)Breakthrough discovery at the Joint BioEnergy Institute could greatly accelerate the pace of science.

June 11, 2018


Mars Mariner mural installed in Pimentel HallA spectacular new mural was installed this week in the lobby of Pimentel Hall at UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry. Celebrating the College’s involvement in NASA’s Mars 6 and Mars 7 Mariner missions, the mural sits across from a copy of the infrared spectrometer that was installed in each of the two satellites.

June 9, 2018

Source: Chemical & Engineering News


New research on copper could lead to better understanding of role in sleep.New research on copper could lead to better understanding of role in sleep.

June 8, 2018

Berkeley News


Markus Kalmutzki, Farhad Fathieh and Eugene Kapustin set up the water harvester. (Stephen McNally photo)A UC Berkeley team headed by Omar Yaghi plopped their newest prototype water harvester into the backyard of a tract home in Arizona and started sucking water out of the air without any power other than sunlight.

June 2, 2018

SF Gate


peregrin falcon chicksUC Berkeley bird lovers, being a class act, decided the names of three peregrine falcon chicks that have taken up residence in a nest atop the landmark Campanile bell tower should be, well, dignified. Meet Berkelium, Californium and Lawrencium. Read more at SFGATE.

May 21, 2018


Promising research that could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologyA team of UC Berkeley researchers has announced promising research could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologies using diamonds and lasers.

May 18, 2018

Carroll County Times


Adrian Davey. Photo Algerina Perna Balitmore SunThe Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC has graduated more than 1,100 mostly African-American students in science and engineering. (Photo by Algerina Perna, Balitmore Sun)

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 11, 2018


Professors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley elected to the Academy of Arts and SciencesProfessors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley have been elected this year to the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences , which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators.

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 8, 2018


Chemistry faculty named winners of the 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Awards Chemistry faculty named winners of the 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Awards.

May 7, 2018

Berkeley News


Freja Ekman in the labScientifically gifted, agile and charmingly quirky, Freja Ekman knows firsthand how it feels to win the genetic lottery. But UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior is also painfully aware of how a single gene mutation can drastically alter the trajectory of one’s life.

May 3, 2018

Techwarf/Engadget

Omar YaghiA newly developed sorbent-based alternative has recently shown that it can harvest atmospheric moisture even when the relative humidity drops to around 10 percent.