College of Chemistry

Gift from Alum Eric Reiner Helps Launch AIChE LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative

June 19, 2018

Alum Eric Reiner donates to AIChE LGBTQ fundAIChE has announced that alum Eric Reiner (Ph.D ChemE ’94) recently made a $50k donation to the AIChE Foundation to kick off their LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative aimed at advancing the inclusiveness of the chemical engineering profession.

Catalyst Magazine

Catalyst is the alumni news publication produced by the College of Chemistry. Catalyst is published twice a year.

Current Issue

Catalyst Magazine V 13.1On the cover

Scenes from 150 years of history: (top left) Oppenheimer, Seaborg and Lawrence in the lab, Gilbert N. Lewis, Melvin Calvin, Judith Klinman, chemical engineering lab c. 1960, South Hall, and Gilman Hall. 

Mars Mariner mural installed in Pimentel Hall

June 11, 2018

Mars Mariner mural installed in Pimentel HallA spectacular new mural was installed this week in the lobby of Pimentel Hall at UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry. Celebrating the College’s involvement in NASA’s Mars 6 and Mars 7 Mariner missions, the mural sits across from a copy of the infrared spectrometer that was installed in each of the two satellites.

Promising research could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI using diamonds and lasers

May 21, 2018

Promising research that could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologyA team of UC Berkeley researchers has announced promising research could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologies using diamonds and lasers.

College of Chemistry faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 11, 2018

Professors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley elected to the Academy of Arts and SciencesProfessors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley have been elected this year to the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences , which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators.

Happy 100th Birthday Gilman Hall

Gilman hall turns 100 Gilman Hall will officially turn 100 on March 22. It was built between 1916 and 1917 to accommodate the growing College of Chemistry under the leadership of Gilbert N. Lewis and inaugurated on March 22, 1918

Top graduating senior champions neurodiversity

May 7, 2018

Freja Ekman in the labScientifically gifted, agile and charmingly quirky, Freja Ekman knows firsthand how it feels to win the genetic lottery. But UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior is also painfully aware of how a single gene mutation can drastically alter the trajectory of one’s life.

Changes in College leadership announced

April 17, 2018

Changes in College leadership announcedDean Douglas Clark recently announced changes in the College of Chemistry leadership.

Chat and Ellen Chatterjee give back to the College

April 11, 2018

Nirmal and Ellen Chatterjee donate to College of ChemistryChat and Ellen Chatterjee donate nearly 600k to the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.