Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

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

Evan Miller receives NeuroNex Innovation Award

August 1, 2017

Evan MillerChemistry professor Evan Williams and his co-investigators are the recipients of the NeuroNex Innovation Award for research on Chemical and Genetic Methods to Measure and Manipulate Neurons with Light.

Mariner infrared spectrometer designated a chemical landmark

June 26, 2017

George Pimentel teaching at UC BerkeleyGroundbreaking research conducted in the 1960s that led to the development of an infrared spectrometer that flew aboard the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark during a ceremony on May 15 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Berkeley ranks among world’s ‘elite six’ universities

June 15, 2017

CampanileUC Berkeley joins five other world universities in a cluster known as the "elite six," in newly released 2017 reputation rankings by Times Higher Education.