Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Jeffrey Long and Don Tilley elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2023

Jeffrey Long and Don Tilley

(l to r) Professors Jeffrey Long and T. Don Tilley. Photos College of Chemistry

Jeffrey Long, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and T. Don Tilley,...

Markita Landry awarded Bakar Prize for nanotechnolgy innovations

February 23, 2023

Markita Landry in her lab

Markita Landry in the lab. Image courtesy Vilcek Foundation.

The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Markita Landry is one of four UC Berkeley faculty members to be...

Dean's Honor List Fall 2022

John ArnoldThe following students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Chemistry attained a term-GPA that placed them in the top ten percent of students in the College of Chemistry for Fall 2022.

I congratulate them on their outstanding academic work and express my best wishes of continued success in their studies.


John Arnold

White House honors chemists Darleane Hoffman and Gabor Somorjai with Enrico Fermi Award

March 29, 2023

Darleane Hoffman and Gabor Somorjai

Nuclear chemist Darleane Hoffman and surface chemist Gabor Somorjai received the Enrico Fermi Award from President Biden and Vice-President Harris for their pioneering work. Photos courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

The Biden Administration today (Tuesday, March 28) named...

ChemE alumnae honored by AIChE

October 12, 2020

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Karen Gleason (MIT) and Sarika Goel (Honeywell UOP) have been recently awarded honors from AIChE.

Karen Gleason (Ph.D. ’87, ChemE) invited as the 2019 John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer

Karen Gleason, MIT

Karen Gleason, the Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associated...

Professor Ting Xu honored at Falling Walls Science Summit

November 14, 2022

Ting Xu lectures at 2022 Falling Walls event in Berlin, Germany

Professor Ting Xu was honored at the Falling Walls Science Summit on November 9th. Prof. Xu discussed her reearch in a talk entitled: 'Breaking the Wall to Programmable Plastic Degradation through Enzymes'. She outlined the crisis of plastic pollution and what she and her research...

Alumna Danna Freedman awarded MacArthur Fellowship

November 7, 2022

Alumna Danna Freedman, Professor MIT (Ph.D. '09, Chem with Professor Jeffrey Long)

Alumna Danna Freedman, Professor MIT (Ph.D. '09, Chem with Professor Jeffrey Long) Photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation.

Danna Freedman, the F.G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at MIT, has...

Daniel Nomura recognized by the National Cancer Institute

November 9, 2022

Daniel K. Nomura

Daniel Nomura, a professor in the departments of Chemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, has received a 2022 Outstanding...

Professor Jeffrey Reimer presented with the Berkeley Citation

October 19, 2022

Chancellor Carol Christ presents Professor Jeffrey Reimer the Berkeley Citation

Chancellor Carol Christ presents the Berkeley Citation to Professor Jeffrey Reimer. photo: Michael Barnes

We are delighted to announce that Professor of the Graduate School...