October 16, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Sarah RichardsonSarah Richardson of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is one of the five recipients of the 2015 For Women in Science Fellowship.

October 9, 2015

Wenjun ZhangProfessor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Wenjun Zhang has won a prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.

October 8, 2015

The Jerusalem Post

Jay KeaslingIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is awarding a $1 million prize to Jay Keasling for biofuel research and John Goodenough (University of Texas) for his work in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

U.S. News & World Report

Campanile and Latimer Hall. Photo by Keegan Houser.The latest rankings list Berkeley chemistry dept. as world's top program.

October 7, 2015

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Charles ShankA profile of Fermi Award winner Charles Shank.

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October 5, 2015


JBEIDOE's Joint BioEnergy Institute has filed for 100 patents and published 500 scientific papers

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Richmond SarpongHow the use of Ivermectin in Africa sparked Richmond Sarpong's interest in chemistry.

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October 2, 2015

LA Times

Trees and sunlight. Photo by Keegan Houser.

Peidong Yang explains how his work led to the development of "leaves" capable of artificial photosynthesis.

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna has been named one of five laureates of the 2016 L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards in the field of life sciences.

October 1, 2015

The Conversation

photo of hands by Adnan Abidi/Reuters Heather Buckley, of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, travels to India to report on chemical safety.

September 25, 2015

September 17, 2015

stat charts 2015This fall the College of Chemistry welcomes 306 new undergrads—145 seeking degrees in chemical engineering, 86 in chemical biology and 75 in chemistry (for a chemistry department total of 161).

September 16, 2015

Berkeley AIChE student chapter officersBerkeley AIChE chapter wins Outstanding Student Chapter Award

September 9, 2015

Leaf. Photo by Kaltschmidt.BCGS's Greener Solutions program offers students the chance to develop environmentally friendly solutions to toxic problems.

UC Berkeley News

Cal flag. Photo by Elena Zhukova.For the 18th straight year, UC Berkeley has been named the nation's top public university by U.S. News & World Report.

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August 27, 2015


Yaghi, Diercks, Lin, ChangBerkeley Lab Researchers double down on a good thing by incorporating catalysts into crystalline sponges.

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August 24, 2015


Peidong Yang, Chris Chang, Michelle Chang. Photo by Kaltschmidt.Berkeley Lab Researchers use solar energy and renewable hydrogen to produce methane.

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August 18, 2015

UC Berkeley News

CampanileUC Berkeley is again the top public university in the world and is fourth overall in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), released over the weekend. Photo by Keegan Houser.

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Omar YaghiOmar Yaghi spoke on carbon capture at the Fall 2015 meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.

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August 17, 2015


Ke Xu Group Ke Xu Group invents technique to combine spectroscopy with super-resolution microscopy, enabling new ways to examine cell structures and study diseases. (Photo courtesy of Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab)