College of Chemistry

Meet our faculty: John Prausnitz

October 20, 2020

John Prausnitz photographed at home 2019

image: John Prausnitz photographed at home in 2019.

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

Markita Landry receives Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award during the 2020 SciX 2020 virtual conference. Photo courtesy of SciX 2020 Virtual Conference.

Jennifer Doudna awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 7, 2020

Jennifer Doudna

 Jennifer Doudna, 2020 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. photo: Keegan Hauser

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ChemE alumnae honored by AIChE

October 12, 2020

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Karen Gleason (MIT) and Sarika Goel (Honeywell UOP) have been recently awarded honors from AIChE. 

Karen Gleason (Ph.D. ’87, ChemE) invited as the 2019 John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer

Karen Gleason, MIT

Why you should stay single: The scientific benefits of using a single photon

October 8, 2020

Hamburger stack

Like many other labs, Graham Fleming’s group is focusing on interdisciplinary techniques to make new discoveries and explore the mysteries of fundamental processes. Chemistry graduate student Kaydren Orcutt highlights how researchers can combine physics and biology, generating single photons in a bid to unentangle the mysteries of photosynthesis.

New AI Speeds Discovery in Synthetic Biology

October 8, 2020

Artificial Intelligence machine learning

Berkeley Lab’s machine learning algorithm accelerates metabolic engineering in synthetic biology. (Image Adobestock)

Jennifer Doudna is optimistic about how CRISPR will continue to empower our biological understanding

February 28, 2019

Jennifer DoudnaIn this interview, Doudna argues for caution when contemplating changes to the human genome that could be passed down for generations. She remains a forceful advocate for the potential of CRISPR in basic research, as well as its medical and biotech applications. “I think when you understand how things work, you can apply them more effectively. And once you apply them, you invariably uncover things that you didn’t understand about the fundamental biology of that system,” Doudna said. “I love that kind of interplay.”

The College welcomes new faculty member Ashok Ajoy

September 24, 2020

Ashok Ajoy

Ashok Ajoy (photo John Fyson)

An expert on 'undruggable' targets tackles the coronavirus

October 5, 2020

Dan Nomura

Nomura in his lab at UC Berkeley. Photo: Elena Zhukova