Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

College of Chemistry faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 11, 2018


Professors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley elected to the Academy of Arts and SciencesProfessors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley have been elected this year to the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences , which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators.

Mars work by UC Berkeley’s George Pimentel recognized with national historic landmark

May 24, 2017

George Pimentel teaching at UC BerkeleyA bronze plaque designating the Mars Infrared Spectrometer as an ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark was unveiled at the May 15 ceremony, and a version of the Mars IRS is on view inside Pimentel Hall. It is accompanied by a display of historical materials and photographs tracing the efforts of the Pimentel team to create and launch the spectrometer.

Jillian L Dempsey awarded 2018 Dalton Transactions UC Berkeley Lectureship

April 13, 2018

(left to right) John Arnold, Jillian Dempsey, Andrew ShoreThe 2018 awardee of the Dalton Transactions University of California, Berkeley Lectureship is Professor Jillian L Dempsey, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Lecture recognizes independent early career researchers who have made a significant contribution to the field of inorganic chemistry.

Susan Marqusee receives 2018 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin award

March 19, 2018

Susan MarquseeSusan Marqusee, Director of QB3, Eveland Warren Endowed Chair Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology and Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2018 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award.

Ignacio Tinoco Award of the Biophysical Society

March 16, 2018

Ignacio TinocoNominations are now open for the 2019 inaugural Ignacio "Nacho" Tinoco Award of the Biophysical Society.

Omar Yaghi awarded 2018 Wolf Prize

February 14, 2018

Omar Yaghi awarded 2018 wolf Prize The Wolf Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to The James and Neeltje Tretter Professor of Chemistry Omar M. Yaghi, University of California, Berkeley, for “pioneering reticular chemistry via metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs).”

National Academy of Sciences honors Raghavendra, Doudna

January 17, 2018

Jennifer DoudnaPrasad Raghavendra, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry, were honored this week by the National Academy of Sciences for their innovative body of research.

Markita Landry receives New Innovator in Food and Agriculture award

December 6, 2017

Dr. Markita Landry wins New Innovator in Food award Markita Landry, UC Berkeley assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award for plant efficiency to study GMO-free gene editing.

Cohen one of six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

November 20, 2017

Ron CohenUC Berkeley College of Chemistry professor Ronald Cohen, has been elected to the AAAS, the world-renowned Washington, D.C.-based general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. UC Berkeley professors Mark D'Esposito, Marla Feller, Alison Gopnik, Robert Knight and Paul Renne were also elected.