Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Bergman wins Welch Award

May 2, 2014
Chemistry Professor Robert Bergman has been named the 2014 recipient of the Welch Award in Chemical Research for “pioneering work in alkane activation and mechanisms of organometallic reactions.”

Doudna awarded Japan Prize for invention of CRISPR gene editing

February 2, 2017

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna  receiving 2017 Japan PrizeJennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the Japan Prize today for their invention of the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, which has swept into research labs around the world and is already yielding new therapies for cancer and hereditary diseases.

Savage wins NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 2, 2013

David SavageDavid Savage, assistant professor of chemistry, has won an NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Raymond wins new DOE grant

March 20, 2017

Ken Raymond with research group members in 2013Ken Raymond, who, thanks to a new DOE grant and a successful startup, is finding his retirement busier than expected.

Klinman wins Gibbs Medal

April 11, 2017

Judith Klinman

Chemistry professor emerita Judith Klinman has received the 2017 Willard Gibbs Medal Award of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society.

Yaghi wins Mustafa Scientific Prize

January 5, 2016

Omar Yahgi. Photo by Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, photographerChemistry professor Omar Yaghi has won an inaugural Mustafa Scientific Prize, awarded by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states. The award ceremony was held in Tehran, Iran, in December.

Breakthrough of the Year: CRISPR makes the cut

December 17, 2015

Science singles out CRISPR gene-editing as the Breakthrough of the Year.

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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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