Peidong 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
January 23, 2018
January 22, 2018
The research, led by Peidong Yang of Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, was published this week in the journal Nature Materials in a study titled, "Thermochromic Halide Perovsk
January 17, 2018
Prasad Raghavendra, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry, were honored this week by the National Academy of Sciences for their innovative body of research.
January 12, 2018
The ACS January 2018 Special Biochemistry Issue has included College of Chemistry professors Ming Hammond, Evan Miller, and David Savage among the 44 early career scientists identified as representing the future of biochemistry. These scientists are noted by the publication for tackling problems of biological relevance.
January 9, 2018
The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Advisory Board member Terry Rosen has stepped into a newly-established role as the college’s first Special Adviser to the Dean.
January 4, 2018
Dr. Ramelmeier discusses the future needs of talent in the biomanufacturing industry.
December 31, 2017
Scientists at the University of California are teaming up with Mars company to try to save the crop before it's too late.
December 20, 2017
David Schaffer and fellow UC Berkeley scientists have for the first time used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to disable a defective gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in mice, extending their lifespan by 25 percent.
December 6, 2017
Markita Landry, UC Berkeley assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award for plant efficiency to study GMO-free gene editing.
December 5, 2017
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
Researcher Osamu Nureki used high‐speed atomic‐force microscopy to film a tiny needle move back and forth across Cas9.
November 20, 2017
UC 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
Based 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
Andreas Stahl's campus collaborations in fighting obesity with fat.
Jennifer Doudna, professor and co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, speaks with Susan Koskinen, head of the Life and Health Sciences Library Division, at the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library on Nov. 14, 2017.
November 8, 2017
Professor 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
Photo 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
Almost 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.
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.
October 24, 2017
UC Berkeley ranked first in chemistry and retains its standing as the world’s No. 1 public and fourth-best university overall in U.S. News & World Report.