Awards and Honors

College of Chemistry awards and honors featured in the news.

David Schaffer named Acrivos Professional Progress Award recipient

November 12, 2020

David V. Schaffer

This fall, ChEnected is introducing readers to the recipients of AIChE’s 2020 Institute and Board of Directors’ Awards, which are AIChE’s highest honors. Recipients are nominated by the chemical engineering community and voted on by the members of AIChE’s volunteer-led Awards Committee. These awards recognize outstanding achievements and world-class contributions across a...

The College of Chemistry announces new lectureship in honor of William Lester

November 10, 2020

William Lester, BerkeleyImage: Professor William Lester in his office at the College in the 1980s. Photo: College of Chemistry.

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that a new lectureship has been established and named for Professor of the Graduate School William Lester. The lectureship is...

T. Don Tilley named inaugural PMP Tech Chancellor's Chair in Chemistry

November 4, 2020

T. Don TilleyThanks to a generous donation from Rubber and Joy Chen of PMP Tech, an international company based in Taiwan, Professor of Chemistry and Faculty Senior Scientist at Berkeley Lab, T. Don Tilley has been announced as the inaugural PMP Tech Chancellor’s Chair in Chemistry.

PMP Tech was founded in 1978 in Taiwan...

Markita Landry receives the 2020 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award

October 19, 2020

Markita Landry acknowledges receipt of Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award

Laura Bush, Editorial Director of Spectroscopy magazine virtually presented Markita Landry with the Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award during the 2020 SciX 2020 conference. Photo courtesy of...

Enrique Iglesia receives 2021 NACS award

July 2, 2020

Enrique Iglesia

Jingguang Chen, President of the North American Catalysis Society, has announced that Enrique Iglesia, Theodore Vermeulen Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley has been named the recipient of the 2021 NACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Catalysis.

Paul Alivisatos Wins Priestley Award­

July 6, 2020

Paul Alivisatos

Paul Alivisatos, an internationally renowned chemist who holds joint appointments with the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, has been awarded the 2021 Priestley Medal, the highest honor of the American Chemical Society. Alivisatos is the eighth College of Chemistry scientist to win the award.

Evan Miller named a 2020 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

April 29, 2020

Evan Miller

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology Evan Miller (Ph.D. ’09, Chem) has been named a 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. Faculty are chosen for this prestigious national award who are within the first five years of their academic careers, have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education.

Graduate Student Instructor Awards announced

April 28, 2020

graduate student instructor awards

Each year, a number of graduate students from the College work as instructors in undergraduate courses to gain experience for future careers in academia. The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award honors a unique group for their outstanding work in the teaching of undergraduates. The recipients are nominated from within their teaching departments. The UC Berkeley GSI Teaching & Resource Center provides the award recipients with certificates of distinction and normally would host a celebratory ceremony in the spring.

Dean Toste elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 28, 2020

Dean Toste

Dean Toste, the Gerald E.K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, and a faculty scientist in the Chemical Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original chemical research. This year, the academy selected 120 new members and 26 international members during the annual meeting on April 27. Membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be afforded to a U.S. scientist or engineer.

Markita Landry announced as 2020 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy

April 24, 2020

Markita Landry

Spectroscopy announced this week that Markita Landry, UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the winner of the 2020 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award. The award will be presented to Landry at the 2020 SciX 2020 conference in October in Sparks, Nevada, where she will give a plenary lecture and be honored in an award symposium.