Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Major Awards & Honors

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Paul Alivisatos*
Paul Bartlett*
Alexis T. Bell
Robert G. Bergman
Carolyn Bertozzi
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. Klinman
Yuan T....

Nanobiotechnologist selected for inaugural Philomathia Prize

May 18, 2022

Markita Landry

Markita del Carpio Landry, UC Berkeley assistant professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Philomathia Prize. (Photo: Marge d'Wylde, College of Chemistry)

We are delighted to announce that Assistant Professor Markita del...

College of Chemistry postdocs named 2022 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows

May 12, 2022

Postdoctoral scholars Conner Harper and Jacob Spies

The College welcomes Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Conner Harper and Jacob Spies.

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced its 2022 class of Arnold O...

Markita Landry: 2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

February 8, 2022

Follow the path of Markita Landry to becoming a scientist at UC Berkeley. (Video produced by the Vilcek Foundation)

Markita del Carpio Landry was born in Quebec, Canada, to a Bolivian mother and French Canadian father. She grew up a dual citizen of Bolivia and Canada, and when she was 14, her family immigrated to the United States. The challenge of being thrust into a new school while learning English bolstered del Carpio Landry’s love of science and mathematics; she...

The first women chemists at Cal

February 5, 2018

Early Women Chemistry Scientists at Cal The College salutes the pioneer women chemistry faculty at Cal. Both as scientists, and as early faculty members at the University, they helped to pave the way for the next generations of women faculty and students.

The scientist's journey to the Nobel Prize

October 19, 2021

David Macmillan

David MacMillan at his Princeton University office. (Photo: Denise Applewhite/Princeton University, Via Reuters.)

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...

Bryan McCloskey announced as chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering

April 11, 2022

Bryan McCloskey

Bryan McCloskey, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will serve as the next Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) in the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2022.

Bryan has been a member of the CBE faculty since 2014. His research focuses on the...

Professor emeritus C. Judson King honored with named Endowed Professorship

March 22, 2022

Judson King

The American University of Armenia (AUA) has announced two Endowed Named Professorships reflecting the University’s commitment to excellence in research for the benefit of society. The Endowed Named Professorship Program seeks to attract world-class scholars to advance disciplinary and transdisciplinary research at the University. The inaugural...

Dean's Honor List Fall 2021

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 Fall 2021.

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

Sincerely,

John Arnold
Undergraduate...

Markita Landry and Alanna Schepartz receive CZ Biohub Investigator awards

January 11, 2022

Markita Landry and Alanna Schepartz

(l to r) Markita Landry and Alanna Schepartz (photos courtesy of the scientists.)

The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that professors Markita Landry (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and...