College of Chemistry

Retooling the translation machine could expand the chemical repertoire of cells

June 16, 2023

NSF illustration of how proteins are made

Ribosomes (blue, upper left) are nanomachines that read mRNA (coming in from left) to assemble a chain of amino acids (magenta balls) that folds into a compact 3D protein (lower right, pink). (Graphic adapted from the National Science Foundation (NSF) image)

Synthetic biologists have become...

Ziyang Zhang named a Pew-Stewart Scholar selected to advance cutting-edge cancer research

June 13, 2023

Ziyang Zhang

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust have announced the 2023 class of the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research. Our congratulations goes to Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Ziyang Zhang who has been named one of five scholars this year....

University of California scientist Enrique Iglesia wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

June 14, 2023

Professor Enrique Iglesia win Royal Society of Chemistry prize

Enrique Iglesia, Theodore Vermeulen Chair in Chemical Engineering emeritus and Professor of the Graduate...

Karthik Shekhar has been named a 2023 McKnight Scholar

June 14, 2023

Illustration of neural network

Illustration of neural network. Courtesy of the McKnight Endowment Fund.

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has announced the selection of ten neuroscientists to receive the 2023 McKnight Scholar Award. ...

Omar Yaghi awarded the Wilhelm Exner medal

June 1, 2023

Professor Omar Yaghi receives the Exner medal during a ceremony in Vienna, Austria

Professor Omar Yaghi receives a medal and diploma from members of the Wilhelm Exner Foundation during a banquet in May 2023 in Vienna, Austria. Photo Jana Madzigon, courtesy of the Wilhelm Exner Foundation.


Karthik Shekhar awarded 2023 teaching awards

June 1, 2023

Professor Karthik Shekar with student at graduation 2023

Prof. Karthik Shekhar with 2023 President of the ChemE Car Club Matthew Moy during the College's graduation ceremony in May 2023. Photo courtesy of Matthew Moy.

The College of Chemistry is delighted to annouce that...

Charge into Water Triggered by a Quick Light Pulse

May 21, 2023

 laser laboratory in the ZEMOS research building at Ruhr University Bochum

This study was made possible by the use of a new laser laboratory in the ZEMOS research building at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), where all external interference signals are minimized. Image Credit: RUB, Marquard

New research from a consortium of Ruhr-...

Tiny microbes could brew big benefits for green biomanufacturing

May 10, 2023

Green industrial illustration

A team of scientists from the College of Chemistry and Berkeley Lab find a new route in bacteria to decarbonize industry. The discovery could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing of fuels, drugs, and chemicals. Specifically, the team is looking at a metabolic process in bacteria that could be a sustainable source of carbon-based...

Dean Toste named next chair of the Chemistry Department

April 27, 2023
Dean Toste

The College is pleased to announce that Dean Toste will serve as the next chair of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2023.

Dean has been a member of the chemistry faculty since 2002, when he was appointed as an assistant professor by then-chair Judith Klinman. As a world-renowned synthetic organic chemist,...

Jeffrey Long and Don Tilley elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2023

Jeffrey Long and Don Tilley

(l to r) Professors Jeffrey Long and T. Don Tilley. Photos College of Chemistry

Jeffrey Long, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and T. Don Tilley,...