Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

The scientist's journey to the Nobel Prize

October 19, 2021

Nobel medal

This year’s laureates will receive their Nobel Prize medals and diplomas in their home countries in December. (Photo: Niklas Halle'N/Associated Press)

The Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for the sciences in the world. Other notable international awards include the National Medal of Science (United States), the Wolf Prize (Israel), The Royal (Queen’s) Medal (...

Naomi Ginsberg elected a fellow of the American Physical Society

October 12, 2021

Naomi Ginsberg

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that the American Physical Society (APS) has elected Naomi Ginsberg, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, as a Fellow for 2021. Prof. Ginsberg has been elected for the "innovative development of spatiotemporally resolved imaging...

Kristie Boering and Whendee Silver elected American Geophysical Union Fellows

September 28, 2021

Professors Kristie Boering and Whendee Silver

Professors Kristie Boering and Whendee Silver. Photos courtesy UC Berkeley.

The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that UC Berkeley faculty members Kristie A. Boering (Professor of Chemistry and of Earth and...

Jay Keasling receives distinguished scientist fellow award

September 23, 2021

Jay Keasling

Jay Keasling, a senior faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), professor at UC Berkeley, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), has been named a Distinguished Scientist Fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

He and the other...

Campus professor Richmond Sarpong receives 2021 Edward Leete Award

September 21, 2021

Richmond SarpongRichmond Sarpong from the College of Chemistry received the 2021 Edward Leete Award on Thursday for his research and teachings within the field of organic chemistry.

The Edward Leete Award acknowledges exceptional teaching and research contributions in the field of organic chemistry, according to the American Chemical Society, or ACS, website. The award is...

Team wins competition to make space sugar in NASA competition

August 27, 2021

chemistry professor Peidong Yang, former postdoc Michael Ross, former graduate student Yifan Li and graduate student Stefano Cestellos-Blanco.

Team SSwEET was one of three finalists in NASA’s CO2 Conversion Challenge. The UC Berkeley team will receive...

Kwabena Bediako named Moore Fellow

August 31, 2021

Kwabena Bediako
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named Kwabena Bediako, The Cupola Era Professor in the College of Chemistry, a 2021 Fellow in Materials Synthesis.

Prof. Bediako will receive a grant for $1.2 million as...

Markita Landry awarded Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

September 7, 2021

Markita Landry

Markita del Carpio Landry, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UC Berkeley has been announced as a 2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science recipient. The...

Richmond Sarpong receives ACS Edward Leete Award for 2021

September 16, 2021

Richmond Sarpong

The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Professor of Chemistry Richmond Sarpong has been announced as the 2021 Edward Leete awardee from the Division of Organic...