Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Chris and Michelle Chang receive 2024 ACS National Awards

September 8, 2023
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced Chris Chang and Michelle Chang as recipients of ACS National Awards for 2024.

Nobelists show their hands in photo exhibit by noted German photographer

September 15, 2023
Jennifer Doudna is one of 60 Nobel Prize winners captured by renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl. Also featured in this exhibit are college alumna Frances Arnold and former professor Carolyn Bertozzi.

'U.S. News' ranks UC Berkeley top public school in the country

September 17, 2023
UC Berkeley is once again the No. 1 public school in the country, tied with UCLA, according to the newest American college rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

Arc Institute announces new cohort of Investigators to pursue curiosity-driven research

September 20, 2023
Professor Alanna Schepartz and colleagues named recipients of the first cohort of ARC Innovation Investigators. Arc Institute scientists receive no-strings-attached funding to tackle their most important ideas.

CBE student Luisa Dell among recipients of 'Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering' award

October 12, 2023
CBE undergraduate student Luisa Dell has been named a recipient of the highly selective national award symposium for undergraduate researchers.

Markita Landry named 2023 Schmidt Science Polymath

October 26, 2023

Markita Landry in her lab

Today, Schmidt Futures announced the 2023 cohort of the Schmidt Science Polymath Program, recognizing nine recently-tenured (or equivalent status) professors with remarkable track records and the desire to explore risky new research ideas across disciplines to accelerate scientific breakthroughs. Each awardee will receive $500,000 a year, paid through their...

Berkeley’s Jeffrey Reimer will receive AIChE’s Warren K. Lewis Award for ChE education

October 16, 2023
Professor Jeffrey Reimer is being recognized for outstanding contributions to chemical engineering education based on accomplishments in classroom teaching, course development, authorship of teaching texts, and departmental chairmanship, as well as excellence in research.

Major Awards & Honors

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Paul Alivisatos*
Paul Bartlett*
Alexis T. Bell
Robert G. Bergman
Carolyn Bertozzi
Christopher J. Chang
Morton Denn*
Jennifer Doudna
Charles B. Harris†
David Chandler
Graham Fleming
Jean M. J. Fréchet*
Martin Head-Gordon
Clayton H. Heathcock*
Darleane Hoffman*
Enrique Iglesia
Jay D. Keasling
Judith P...

Dean's Honor List Spring 2023

John ArnoldThe following students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Chemistry attained a term-GPA that placed them in the top ten percent of students in the College of Chemistry for Spring 2023.

I congratulate them on their outstanding academic work and express my best wishes of continued success in their studies.


John Arnold

Maimone wins 2024 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award For Organic Synthesis

September 7, 2023
Professor Tom Maimone of UC Berkeley has been named the recipient of the 2024 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award For Organic Synthesis.