College of Chemistry

The College is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Phillip Geissler has died

July 20, 2022

Phillip Geissler 2013

Phillip Geissler (1974-2022)

Our community has been jolted by the news that Professor Phillip Geissler, 48, has died. Phill was hiking in Utah at the time of his death.

Phill was the Aldo De Benedictis Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and a renowned physical...

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

July 14, 2022

Karthik Shekhar

Assistant Professor Karthik Shekar will participate in the Catalyst for a Cure sponsored by Glaucoma Research Foundation.

The Glaucoma Research Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma, has announce the launch today of the fourth of its flagship...

Bacteria for blastoff: Using microbes to make supercharged new rocket fuel

July 1, 2022

Illustration of rocket fuel from bacteria

Scientists turned to an oddball bacterial molecule that looks like a jaw full of sharp teeth to create a new type of fuel that could be used for all types of vehicles, including rockets. (Credit: Jenny Nuss/Berkeley Lab)

Converting petroleum into fuels involves crude chemistry...

The scientist's journey to the Nobel Prize

October 19, 2021

David Macmillan

David MacMillan at his Princeton University office. (Photo: Denise Applewhite/Princeton University, Via Reuters.)

The Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for the sciences in the world. Other notable international awards include the National Medal of Science (United States), the Wolf Prize (Israel), The Royal...

Ashok Ajoy announced as a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

June 7, 2022

Ashok Ajoy

CIFAR, a leading international research organization which funds outstanding early-career researchers and provides opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, has named Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ashok Ajoy a 2022...

Catalyst Magazine

Current Issue Spring/Summer 2022 Catalyst Cover Volume 17.1In this issue

Dean's desk
New Chair Profile
New & Notable
Future Science

Celebrating the College’s 150th Anniversary

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

New Faculty Profiles
Alumnus Profile
In Memoriam

Ways to read Catalyst

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2022 Emanuel Merck Lectureship awarded to John F. Hartwig

May 23, 2022

John Hartwig presentation at the Emanuel Merck lectureship award ceremony in Germany

John Hartwig during his presentation in Darmstadt, Germany for the 2022 Emanuel Merck Lectureship. (Photo courtesy of Merck KGaA.)

Merck KGaA, a leading science and...

David Limmer awarded 2022 Donald S. Noyce Undergraduate Teaching Prize

May 27, 2022

The Noyce Prize award memorabilia for David Limmer

Prof. David Limmer's Donal S. Noyce prize certifictate and medal. (photo courtesy of Prof. Limmer.)

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Limmer, (Ph.D...

Omar Yaghi elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

May 26, 2022

Omar M. Yaghi

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Omar M. Yaghi, UC Berkeley James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prof. Yaghi joins actor Glenn Close, novelist Salman Rushdie, and...

In Memoriam: Jane L. Scheiber

March 15, 2022

Jane Schreiber

Dear College of Chemistry Colleagues,

I write to share the sad news that Jane Scheiber, beloved colleague and former Assistant Dean of College Relations & Development in the College of Chemistry, passed away on March 6, 2022 after an arduous battle with...