College of Chemistry

Markita Landry receives 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award

July 18, 2018


Markita LandryAssistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Markita Landry, has been awarded a prestigious two-year DARPA Young Faculty Award for her project Brain Chemical Signaling: A New Input Signal for Brain-Computer Interfaces. Landry’s research lies at the intersection of single-molecule biophysics and nanomaterial-polymer science to develop new tools to probe and characterize complex biological systems.

Teresa Head-Gordon named ACS Fellow

July 17, 2018


Boreskov Institute of CatalysisThe American Chemical Society has named Chancellor’s Professor of Chemistry, Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Teresa Head-Gordon as an ACS Fellow for 2018. Head-Gordon has been recognized for her development of advanced theoretical and computational models and methodologies applied to chemical physics and biophysics of water and solvation, macromolecules and assemblies, complex interfaces, and catalysis.

Feodor Lynen fellow Domink Halter joins research group of Jeffrey Long

July 13, 2018


Boreskov Institute of CatalysisDr. Dominik Halter has been awarded a Feodor Lynen fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, to join the chemistry research group of Professor Jeffrey Long as a postdoctoral researcher. Halter’s research at Berkeley will focus on the development of new metal-organic frameworks with coordinatively unsaturated metal sites for hydrogen storage and catalysis.

Preeminent toxicologist and pesticide expert John Casida dies at 88

July 3, 2018


John CasidaJohn Casida, one of the world's leading authorities on how pesticides work and how they can potentially harm humans. Casida was the founding director of the campus's Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory.

Gift from Alum Eric Reiner helps launch AIChE LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative

June 19, 2018


Eric ReinerAIChE 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.

Campanile peregrine falcon chicks named in popular vote

June 2, 2018


peregrin falcon chicksUC Berkeley bird lovers, being a class act, decided the names of three peregrine falcon chicks that have taken up residence in a nest atop the landmark Campanile bell tower should be, well, dignified. Meet Berkelium, Californium and Lawrencium. Read more at SFGATE.

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.

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.

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.

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.