News

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

Chemical & Engineering News

A new thorium-aluminum complex discovered A new thorium-aluminum complex is the first in which an actinide element donates electrons when bonding with a metal.

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.

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 30, 2018

Michael Marletta to receive honorary degreeProfessor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Michael Marletta, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

April 29, 2018

Mammoth Biosciences company announcedThe world is getting closer to using Crispr to detect a disease quickly, accurately, and cheaply thanks to a new company co-launched by Jennifer Doudna.

April 23, 2018

April 21, 2018

Night shot of the earthCelebrate earth week by getting involved. Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) and Environmental & Sustainability Student Organizations have developed lots of ways to get involved. View the schedule here.

April 18, 2018

April 17, 2018

Changes in College leadership announcedDean Douglas Clark recently announced changes in the College of Chemistry leadership.

April 13, 2018

Dalton Transactions Blog

(left to right) John Arnold, Jillian Dempsey, Andrew ShoreThe 2018 awardee of the Dalton Transactions University of California, Berkeley Lectureship is Professor Jillian L Dempsey, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Lecture recognizes independent early career researchers who have made a significant contribution to the field of inorganic chemistry.

April 11, 2018

Nirmal and Ellen Chatterjee donate to College of ChemistryChat and Ellen Chatterjee donate nearly 600k to the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

March 29, 2018

Berkeley Lab

3d printed waterAn international group of scientists that includes the Aldo DeBenedictis Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Phillip Geissler have developed a way to print 3D constructs using water and oil.

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