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.

Happy 100th Birthday Gilman Hall

Gilman hall turns 100 Gilman Hall will officially turn 100 on March 22. It was built between 1916 and 1917 to accommodate the growing College of Chemistry under the leadership of Gilbert N. Lewis and inaugurated on March 22, 1918

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.

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).”