Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Omar Yaghi receives the Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award

July 13, 2021

Omar Yaghi

The 14th Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award goes to Omar M. Yaghi, Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences. The Award Committee, comprised of jurors Prof. Dr. Joachim Sauer (...

Michael Zuerch receives award for quantum electronic and optics research

June 23, 2021

Artist’s impression of the XUV-SHG on a titanium foil.

Illustration: artist’s rendering of the XUV-SHG on a titanium foil. Courtesy of the lab of Michael Zurch.

The College of Chemistry is...

Michael Zuerch receives Society of Hellman Fellows award

June 20, 2021

example of extreme photonics in the lab

Extreme photonics and nonlinear optics in the lab. Photo courtesy Michael Zuerch

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Chemistry Michael Zuerch has received an award in support of his research from the...

Michael Marletta to receive State University of New York Honorary Doctor of Science degree

April 30, 2018

Michael Marletta to receive honorary degreeProfessor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Michael Marletta, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Markita Landry receives Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars award

May 11, 2021

Markita Landry

Markita Landry, Asst. Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named a 2021 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. This award recognizes faculty within the first five years of their academic careers, who have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education.

Prof. Landry’s current research focuses on the...

Evan Miller awarded 2021 Donald S. Noyce Undergraduate Teaching Prize

April 20, 2021

Evan Miller

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Evan Miller, (Ph.D. ’09, Chem) Associate Professor of Chemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology and of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology, has been awarded the 2021 Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching....

College of Chemistry graduate programs get high honors in new U.S. News rankings

March 31, 2021

College of Chemistry campus

The latest U.S. News & World Report national rankings has placed the College’s graduate programs in chemistry and ...

Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to Christopher Chang

April 10, 2021

Chris Chang

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Christopher Chang, Class of 1942 Chair Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, is among this year’s 184 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellows. The prestigious award recognizes scholars with impressive achievements in fields ranging from the...

Alivisatos and Grätzel receive the Frontiers Award for developing new nanomaterials applied in renewable energies

April 1, 2021

solar cell

The BBVA Foundation has awarded the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category to Paul Alivisatos and Michael Grätzel for their fundamental contributions to the development of new nanomaterials that are already being applied both in solar energy production and in next-generation electronics. The work of both winners opens the door to new avenues...

Carlos Bustamante receives 2021 Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in single-molecule biophysics

March 4, 2021

Carlos J. Bustamante

Professor Carlos Bustamante. Image courtesy of the College of Chemistry

The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Carlos Bustamante, the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Professor in Biophysics and professor of Chemistry, Physics and Molecular and Cell Biology...