Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

The scientist's journey to the Nobel Prize

October 19, 2021

David Macmillan

David MacMillan at his Princeton University office. (Photo: Denise Applewhite/Princeton University, Via Reuters.)

The Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for the sciences in the world. Other notable international awards include the National Medal of Science (United States), the Wolf Prize (Israel), The Royal...

Ashok Ajoy announced as a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

June 7, 2022

Ashok Ajoy

CIFAR, a leading international research organization which funds outstanding early-career researchers and provides opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, has named Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ashok Ajoy a 2022...

2022 Emanuel Merck Lectureship awarded to John F. Hartwig

May 23, 2022

John Hartwig presentation at the Emanuel Merck lectureship award ceremony in Germany

John Hartwig during his presentation in Darmstadt, Germany for the 2022 Emanuel Merck Lectureship. (Photo courtesy of Merck KGaA.)

Merck KGaA, a leading science and...

David Limmer awarded 2022 Donald S. Noyce Undergraduate Teaching Prize

May 27, 2022

The Noyce Prize award memorabilia for David Limmer

Prof. David Limmer's Donal S. Noyce prize certifictate and medal. (photo courtesy of Prof. Limmer.)

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Limmer, (Ph.D...

Omar Yaghi elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

May 26, 2022

Omar M. Yaghi

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Omar M. Yaghi, UC Berkeley James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prof. Yaghi joins actor Glenn Close, novelist Salman Rushdie, and...

Nanobiotechnologist selected for inaugural Philomathia Prize

May 18, 2022

Markita Landry

Markita del Carpio Landry, UC Berkeley assistant professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Philomathia Prize. (Photo: Marge d'Wylde, College of Chemistry)

We are delighted to announce that Assistant Professor Markita del...

College of Chemistry postdocs named 2022 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows

May 12, 2022

Postdoctoral scholars Conner Harper and Jacob Spies

The College welcomes Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Conner Harper and Jacob Spies.

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced its 2022 class of Arnold O...

Markita Landry: 2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

February 8, 2022

Follow the path of Markita Landry to becoming a scientist at UC Berkeley. (Video produced by the Vilcek Foundation)

Markita del Carpio Landry was born in Quebec, Canada, to a Bolivian mother and French Canadian father. She grew up a dual citizen of Bolivia and Canada, and when she was 14, her family immigrated to the United States. The challenge of being thrust into a new school while learning English bolstered del Carpio Landry’s love of science and mathematics; she...

The first women chemists at Cal

February 5, 2018

Early Women Chemistry Scientists at Cal The College salutes the pioneer women chemistry faculty at Cal. Both as scientists, and as early faculty members at the University, they helped to pave the way for the next generations of women faculty and students.

Bryan McCloskey announced as chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering

April 11, 2022

Bryan McCloskey

Bryan McCloskey, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will serve as the next Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) in the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2022.

Bryan has been a member of the CBE faculty since 2014. His research focuses on the...