College of Chemistry

Willam Lester discusses milestones in his science career

August 17, 2022

William Lester

Professor Emeritus Wiliam Lester gives a pesentation during his career with IBM. Photo courtesy William Lester.

In a new piece authored by Professor Emeritus William Lester for the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, he provides insight into his career in physical chemistry in the...

A simple, cheap material for carbon capture, perhaps from tailpipes

August 10, 2022

Illustration of a new method for removing CO2 from these flue gases involves piping the emissions through a porous material based on the chemical melamine

Carbon dioxide (depicted in red and white at left) is the main greenhouse gas warming Earth and is...

The College welcomes Lauren Haney Provost as Senior Assistant Dean of Development

August 17, 2022
Lauren Heney Provost, Asst. Dean Development The College is delighted to announce that Lauren Haney Provost has been appointed the new Senior Assistant Dean of College Relations and Development for the College of Chemistry. She will start her new role on September 1, 2022.
Lauren brings extensive fundraising and leadership experience within higher education and...

How do nanoparticles grow? Atomic-scale movie upends 100-year-old theory

July 28, 2022

Video of nanoparticles in movement

New video footage captured by Berkeley Lab scientists reveals for the first time that nanoparticle growth is directed not by difference in size, but by defects. (Credit: Haimei Zheng/Berkeley Lab....

Designer Materials to Keep Plastic Out of Landfills

July 28, 2022

This article discusses discovery of a new 100% recyclable plastic material

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a material system that could keep plastic out of landfills by enabling a much broader range of fully recyclable plastic products. photo: Adobe Stock

A group of scientists from the labs of...

Vicinitas Therapeutics Launches to Advance Precision Medicines to Stabilize Key Proteins to Treat Disease

July 28, 2022

Logo for Vicinitas Therapeutics

Berkeley, CA

It was announced today that Vicinitas Therapeutics, a biotechnology company advancing a proprietary targeted protein stabilization platform to develop novel...

Novartis and UC Berkeley Extend Alliance to tackle undruggable diseases

July 28, 2022

Illustration of DUBTAC target

Illustration of DUBTAC in action against a target. (Courtesy Nomura Lab)

Novartis-Berkeley Translational Chemical Biology Institute combines Novartis expertise in chemical biology and medicinal chemistry with Berkeley’s expertise in covalent chemoproteomics and chemistry methodologies Research collaboration aims to unlock...

Novel method examines the gas-liquid interface in new detail

July 26, 2022

Demonstration of materials to use to create novel scatter beam

Left: a liquid dodecane flat jet produced by a microfluidic chip nozzle. Right: an incident molecular beam (red line) striking the jet surface. Researchers can analyze the velocity and angular distributions of molecules in the...

Markita Landry awarded a 2022 McKnight Scholarship

July 6, 2022

Markita Landry

The Board of Directors of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has announced the selection six neuroscientists to receive the 2022 McKnight Scholar Award including Markita Landry,...

Scientists find trigger that sets off metastasis in pancreatic cancer

July 5, 2022

Illustration of Healthy pancreas (left) and metastatic tumors on the liver (right)

Scientists have found that cancers in the pancreas (left) readily metastasize because these tumors suppress levels of an enzyme, MSRA, that pulls oxygen atoms off amino acids called methionine. As MSRA levels decrease, methionines on...