Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Susan Marqusee receives 2018 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin award

March 19, 2018

Susan MarquseeSusan Marqusee, Director of QB3, Eveland Warren Endowed Chair Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology and Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2018 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award.

Happy 100th Birthday Gilman Hall

Douglas S. Clark reappointed for second termPaul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of UC Berkeley announced today that Douglas S. Clark has been reappointed as dean of the College of Chemistry for a second five-year term.

Ignacio Tinoco Award of the Biophysical Society

March 16, 2018

Ignacio TinocoNominations are now open for the 2019 inaugural Ignacio "Nacho" Tinoco Award of the Biophysical Society.

Omar Yaghi awarded 2018 Wolf Prize

February 14, 2018

Omar Yaghi awarded 2018 wolf Prize  The Wolf Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to The James and Neeltje Tretter Professor of Chemistry Omar M. Yaghi, University of California, Berkeley, for “pioneering reticular chemistry via metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs).”

The first women chemists at Cal

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.

Omar Yaghi wins BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences

January 23, 2018

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

National Academy of Sciences honors Raghavendra, Doudna

January 17, 2018

Jennifer DoudnaPrasad 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.

Markita Landry receives New Innovator in Food and Agriculture award

December 6, 2017

Dr. Markita Landry wins New Innovator in Food award 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.

Cohen one of six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

November 20, 2017

Ron CohenUC 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.