Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

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.

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.

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.

Raymond wins 2017 Spedding Award

June 22, 2017

Kenneth RaymondChemistry professor Ken Raymond has been awarded the 2017 Spedding Award for his "outstanding contributions to science and technology of the rare earths."

Maimone named 2017 Amgen Young Investigator

June 19, 2017

Thomas Maimone

Assistant professor Tom Maimone was named as one of five 2017 Amgen Young Investigators for his contributions to organic synthesis.

Maimone selected by Rose Hills Innovator Program

May 25, 2017

Thomas MaimoneThomas Maimone of the Department of Chemistry has been selected by the Rose Hills Innovator Program for his innovative research entitled: Synthetic Antibiotic Drug Discovery Platforms Inspired by Natural Products.