Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

Raymond wins new DOE grant

March 20, 2017

Ken Raymond with research group members in 2013Ken Raymond, who, thanks to a new DOE grant and a successful startup, is finding his retirement busier than expected.

Klinman wins Gibbs Medal

April 11, 2017

Judith Klinman

Chemistry professor emerita Judith Klinman has received the 2017 Willard Gibbs Medal Award of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society.

Yaghi wins Mustafa Scientific Prize

January 5, 2016

Omar Yahgi. Photo by Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, photographerChemistry professor Omar Yaghi has won an inaugural Mustafa Scientific Prize, awarded by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states. The award ceremony was held in Tehran, Iran, in December.

Breakthrough of the Year: CRISPR makes the cut

December 17, 2015

Science singles out CRISPR gene-editing as the Breakthrough of the Year.

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UC faculty rank first among highly cited researchers

January 27, 2016

Scientist in lab coatOne hundred sixty-five UC faculty were among the most influential scientists in their fields in 2015.

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White House to honor Alivisatos, Hu with National Medals of Science, Technology

December 22, 2015

Paul AlivisatosPaul Alivisatos and Chenming Hu have been selected to receive the nation's top honors in science and technology.

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Michael Marletta elected to American Philosophical Society

May 23, 2016

Michael MarlettaThe American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, has elected UC Berkeley chemist Michael Marletta as one of 28 new members.

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CoC postdocs win IUPAC awards

June 17, 2013
Hailiang Wang, Gabor Somorjai and Qiao "Joe" Zhang.Hailiang Wang and Qiao “Joe” Zhang, both postdocs in the research group of chemistry professor Gabor Somorjai, are among the five winners of the 2013 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists.