College of Chemistry

Building the Materials for Next-Gen Tech

February 13, 2023
Using chemistry-based approaches to creating graphene nanoribbons, Fischer’s lab group has developed ways to integrate other kinds of atoms (like nitrogen) into the nanoribbons to give them new properties.

With drop in LA’s vehicular aerosol pollution, plants emerge as major source

March 23, 2021
Restrictions on vehicle emissions have been so effective that in Los Angeles that the most concerning source of dangerous aerosol pollution may well be trees and other green plants.

College of Chemistry students launch ChemUNITY club

August 24, 2018
ChemUNITY club founding club members Arismel Tena and Rodrigo Miranda discuss some of the organization’s goals.

New Director Assumes Helm of Kavli ENSI: Peidong Yang to direct the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute

February 15, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019, Peidong Yang assumes the role of Director of the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute (ENSI).

Students from UC Berkeley excel at "Big Ideas"

May 23, 2019
Big Ideas is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas.”

David Schaffer receives Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Intercampus Research Award

October 31, 2018
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has awarded HWNI member, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor, David Schaffer with an intercampus research award.

Black chemists discuss strategies for dismantling systemic racism in science

September 23, 2020
Taking cues from the #BlackInChem movement, Stereo Chemistry interviews Black chemists and asks what’s working and what comes next.

Markita Landry awarded Bakar Prize for nanotechnolgy innovations

February 23, 2023
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Markita Landry is one of four UC Berkeley faculty members to be awarded the 2023 Bakar Prize.

Karthik Shekhar has been named a 2023 McKnight Scholar

June 14, 2023
Shekhar has been awarded a scholarship for his project entitled: Evolution of neural diversity and patterning in the visual system.

Groundbreaking collaborative research program will explore common characteristics of Glaucoma, Alzheimer’s

July 14, 2022
Assistant Professor Karthik Shekhar will participate in the Catalyst for a Cure sponsored by Glaucoma Research Foundation.