150th Celebration

William Conger Morgan

March 30, 2020

Conger text book cover

William Conger Morgan was born in Albany, New York, June 21, 1874. After receiving the degree of A.B. from Yale University, he was awarded the Silliman fellowship, which he held for the three years leading to the Ph.D...

Edwin Franklin Orlemann

March 30, 2020

Alpha Racetrack at OakRidge - WWII

Orlemann was part of the chemistry research team to work on the Y-12 project at Oak Ridge during World War II.

By Donald S. Noyce, George Jura, and Charles W. Tobias

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Burris Bell Cunningham

March 31, 2020

Burris Bell Cunningham

Burris Cunningham adjusts a Para Magnetic Resonance Apparatus located in Building 70A, at Berkeley Lab. Photo date 03/30/1964, LBL archive.

By David H. Templeton, Isadore Perlman, and Glenn T. Seaborg

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Walter Charles Blasdale

March 25, 2020

1917, chemistry faculty in front of Gilman Hall

Chemistry faculty and staff stand in front of Gilman Hall, 1917. Walter Blasdale is in the front row, second from right.

By W. F. Giauque, J. H. Hildebrand, V. F. Lenzen

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Charles Walter Porter

March 30, 2020

1917, chemistry faculty in front of Gilman Hall

Chemistry faculty in front of newly built Gilman Hall 1917. C. Walter Porter is sixth from right in front row.

By James Cason, William F. Giauque, and Joel H. Hildebrand

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Axel Ragnar Olson

March 30, 2020

College of Chemistry Faculty, 1917

College of Chemistry faculty in 1917. Axel Olson is seated on the left in the front row.

By G. E. Gibson T. D. Stewart G. K. Rollefson

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Morton Mace Denn

March 25, 2020

Morton Mace Denn

Morton M. Denn (taught at the College of Chemistry from 1981-1999) was born in Passaic, New Jersey on July 7, 1939. He received his BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton in 1961 (where he carried out a senior thesis on normal stress measurements...

Joseph Cerny

March 18, 2020

Joseph Cerny

By: Paul Preuss

Joseph Cerny (Ph.D. '61, Chem) Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School, retired after more than half a century of research and leadership at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. The former head of the Nuclear...

Gerald Eyre Kirkwood Branch

March 3, 2020

Gerald Eyre Kirkwood Branch Portrait

By G. E. Gibson, M. Calvin, J. H. Hildebrand, and J. E. Tippett

Gerald E. K. Branch, was born April 16, 1886, at Basseterre, St. Kitts, British...

Andrew S. Grove

March 25, 2020

Andrew S Grove

In Memoriam

By Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov

Andy Grove (Ph.D. '63, ChemE), a Silicon Valley pioneer and the former CEO and chairman of Intel, passed away aged 79. Mr. Grove joined Intel the day it was incorporated in 1968 and left active roles at the company in late 2004. Andy Grove played a critical role in Intel’s decision to refocus from computer memory to...