Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Berkeley Lab Software Helps 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 9, 2017

Blackhole softwareBehind the headlines was the work of two Berkeley Lab groups specializing in developing tools and applications for moving and managing data and allowing scientists around the world to access and analyze the information.

Professor Omar M. Yaghi wins 2017 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry International Award

September 12, 2017

Omar Yaghi with his research group

UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry Professor Omar M. Yaghi has been selected to receive the 2017 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) International Award.

Yaghi wins Faisal Prize for Science

February 3, 2015

Omar YaghiThe 2015 King Faisal International Prize for Science has been awarded to Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi. He shares the award with Michael Grätzel of the Swiss Federal Institute of Techology.

Yaghi awarded Turkish Academy of Sciences Prize

November 23, 2016

Omar YaghiThe Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) has awarded one of three 2016 Academy Prizes to Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi.

Yaghi wins World Cultural Council award

May 30, 2017

Omar Yaghi with the Yaghi Research Group Omar Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Professor in Chemistry, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Albert Einstein World Award of Science from the World Cultural Council.

Doudna awarded NHGRI grant for CRISPR-based research

August 22, 2017

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and Feng Zhang have received separate grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute for CRISPR technology-based projects they both say have the potential to advance the tool's usefulness for human health purposes.

Maimone wins 2017 National Fresenius Award

August 24, 2017

Thomas MaimoneAssistant Professor of Chemistry Thomas Maimone has been awarded the 2017 National Fresenius Award sponsored by Phi Lambda Upsilon, the National Chemistry Honor Society.

Young professors receive Early Career Awards from DOE

August 10, 2017

Eric NeuscammanLin Lin, an assistant professor of mathematics, and Eric Neuscamman, an assistant professor of chemistry, have received 2017 Early Career Research Program awards from the Department of Energy to further their work on new mat