150th Chemistry

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...

James Cason

March 10, 2020

James Cason

By Jane Scheiber, College of Chemistry

James Cason, an emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, died Nov. 3 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley after a short illness. He was 91.

For almost...

Ignacio Tinoco Jr.

March 25, 2020

Ignacio Jr. Tinoco

By Kerry Grens

Ignacio (Nacho) Tinoco, a chemist at the University of California, Berkeley, who pioneered methods to understand the structures of RNA, died last month (...

Paul Allan Barlett

March 26, 2020

Paul Allan BarlettEmeritus Professor Paul A. BARTLETT grew up in New England, did his schooling in the Boston area, and graduated with an A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa) and...

Peter Armentrout

March 26, 2020

Peter Armentrout

Professor Armentrout (at the College of Chemistry from 1981 to 1986 before moving to University of Utah) was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 13, 1953. He received a B.S. degree with highest honors in 1975 from Case Western Reserve...

Neil Bartlett

March 20, 2020

Neil Bartlett

By Michael Barnes

Neil Bartlett, a renowned emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, whose groundbreaking experiments challenged the prevailing views of the nature of noble gases,...

Robert George Bergman

March 20, 2020

Robert George Bergman

Robert G. Bergman was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 23, 1942. After completing his undergraduate studies in chemistry at Carleton College in 1963, he received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1966 under the direction of Jerome A....

Wendell Mitchell Latimer

March 26, 2020

Wendell Mitchell Latimer

By J. H. Hildebrand, K. S. Pitzer, and R. E. Powell

Wendell Mitchell Latimer was one of Gilbert N. Lewis' happiest selections for the building of the Department of...

Donald Sterling Noyce

March 26, 2020

Noyce, Donald Sterling

By Yvette Subramanian

Donald S. Noyce, a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and former associate dean of undergraduate affairs in the College of Chemistry, died at his home on Nov. 3 at the age of 81. He was a highly regarded teacher and an organic chemist who loved to...