Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Professor John Hartwig awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize in Chemistry

January 16, 2019

professors John Hartwig and Stephen Buchwal awarded 2019 Wolf PrizeIt was announced today that the 2019 Wolf Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to professors John F. Hartwig from University of California at Berkeley and Stephen L. Buchwald from MIT, for the development of efficient transition-metal catalysts that have revolutionized drug manufacturing, leading to breakthrough in molecule and synthetics design.

Enrique Iglesia is the recipient of the 2019 Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis

January 15, 2019

Enrique IglesiaProfessor Enrique Iglesia of the University of California at Berkeley is the recipient of the 2019 Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis. The award is presented jointly by the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. 

The importance of nurturing our undergraduate students

January 13, 2019

Alexandra Brown receives Hertz Foundation FellowshipThe Fannie and John Hertz Foundation announced its new class of fellows for 2018 in the spring, naming alumna Alexandra Brown (B.S. Chem, ’17) one of ten newly minted graduate students as a recipient. As an undergraduate at Berkeley, Brown worked in the research group of Professor John Arnold studying titanium-aluminum heterobimetallics supported by bridging hydride ligands.

UC dominates new U.S. News ranking of public universities

September 11, 2018

Campanile, Berkeley campus

The University of California dominates the latest ranking of public universities from U.S. News and World Report, claiming six spots in the top 12 and seven in the top 30. UCLA and UC Berkeley joust for position at the top of the list, in first and second place among public universities.

The College of Chemistry is ranked No.1 globally in 2019 by U.S. News

November 5, 2018

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry ranked number 1

The College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley has retained the world’s No.1 spot in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report Education rankings as the best global university for chemistry. The U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Global University Rankings, made public last week, focuses on the publication of academic research and on reputation. This year, 1,250 universities in 75 countries were evaluated.

Berkeley ranks among world’s ‘elite six’ universities

June 15, 2017

CampanileUC Berkeley joins five other world universities in a cluster known as the "elite six," in newly released 2017 reputation rankings by Times Higher Education.

UC faculty rank first among highly cited researchers

January 27, 2016

Scientist in lab coatOne hundred sixty-five UC faculty were among the most influential scientists in their fields in 2015.

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CBE Professor Clayton Radke receives 2018 Faculty Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs award

October 22, 2018

Clayton Radke wins Faculty GSI Mentorship award

Each spring graduate students are invited to nominate faculty members for the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs.) Typically each nomination is supported by several GSIs who have worked with the honoree. The award, sponsored by the Graduate Council’s Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs and the GSI Teaching & Resource Center, is presented as a surprise in the faculty member’s classroom, with the GSIs and other departmental faculty and staff present in the fall.

Grad student Lomont wins Future Leaders Award

January 25, 2013
Justin LomontJustin Lomont, a graduate student in the research group of Charles Harris, has been awarded a K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities.