Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Douglas S. Clark elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 11, 2019

Douglas Clark UC BerkeleyDouglas Clark, Dean of the College of Chemistry, and professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineer for advances in biocatalyst and bioreaction engineering for drug discovery, drug screening, and bioprocessing.

Professor Christopher Chang awarded the 2019 Sackler Prize in Chemistry

February 1, 2019

Christopher Chang wins Sackler PrizeChristopher Chang, Professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley has been awarded the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Chemistry from Tel Aviv University. The prize recognizes distinguished scientists under age 45 who have made outstanding and fundamental contributions in their fields. Chang’s research interests include inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. His research laboratory pursues new concepts in sensing and catalysis to study metals in biology and energy.

University of Warwick honours Stephen Leone

July 11, 2016

Stephen LeoneProf. Stephen Leone will receive an honorary degree from the University of Warwick, UK on July 18, 2016.

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Congratulations to Jeffrey Long and Daniel Neumark on receiving 2019 ACS awards

January 25, 2019

Jeffrey Long and Daniel NeumarkUC Berkeley College of Chemistry professors Jeffrey Long and Daniel Neumark have been announced as 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) awardees for their pioneering chemical research. They will be honored at a ceremony at the spring ACS national meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 31–April 4, 2019.

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.

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.

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.