College of Chemistry

Technique tunes into graphene nanoribbons’ electronic potential

January 3, 2022

Photo of nanoribbons

Photo: Scanning tunneling microscopy image of a zigzag graphene nanoribbon. (Credit: Felix Fischer/Berkeley Lab)

Ever since graphene – a thin carbon sheet just one-atom thick – was discovered more than 15 years ago, the wonder material became a workhorse in materials science research. From this body of work, other researchers...

QB3 director David Schaffer elected to National Academy of Inventors

December 7, 2021

David Schaffer

David Schaffer, newly elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in his lab.

David Schaffer, a UC Berkeley chemical engineer who pioneered the use of engineered viruses to deliver gene therapies — nine of his therapies are currently in clinical trials — has been...

Peidong Yang elected Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

November 22, 2021

Peidong Yang

The College is pleased to announce that Peidong Yang, the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, has been elected a Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Academy). The Academy also named...

New Technique Improves Conversion of Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuels

November 17, 2021

automobile exhaust

Cars powered by fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide (CO2), the most prevalent greenhouse gas. A team of scientists led by Berkeley Lab has developed a new technique that improves the conversion of CO2 emissions into useful chemicals and liquid fuels. (Credit: Adobe stock)

Cars powered by fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide (CO2), the most prevalent...

Markita Landry awarded Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

September 7, 2021

Markita Landry

Markita del Carpio Landry, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UC Berkeley has been announced as a 2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science recipient. The...

Postdoctoral researcher Lilia Xie awarded L'Oreal Fellowship

November 15, 2021

Lilia Xie, postdoc, Bediako Lab

The College is pleased to announce that postdoctoral researcher Lilia Xie (Bediako Lab) has been named a 2021 L’Oréal USA For Women...

Geraldine Richmond sworn in as Under Secretary of Science and Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

November 9, 2021

Geraldine Richmond swarn in as Under Secretary of Science and Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

Professor Geraldine Richmond (Ph.D. '80, Chem) during swearing in ceremony with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on November 9, 2021. (Photo via ZOOM)

In a short but...

New Summer Bridge course introduces incoming first-years to chemistry research skills

July 22, 2021

Summer Bridge students in the lab

Members of the Summer Bridge program preparing to start a lab on "engineering a plastics separation". Photo courtesy of Jade Fostvedt.

An introductory cohort of 13 incoming first-year chemistry students were invited to take part in a new summer chemistry course, Preparation for Chemistry for College of Chemistry Majors....

In Memoriam Rolf Hugo Muller, 1929-2020

November 1, 2021
Rolf Muller, Chemical Engineering, 1966

Rolf Hugo Muller, long time lecturer in chemical engineering at UC Berkeley, was born August 6, 1929 in Aarau, Switzerland. Pursuing his interest in science, he obtained his degrees in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. He emigrated to the United States in 1957, seeking wider...

Advisory Board member Sunney Chan receives Taiwan's Presidential Science Prize

October 12, 2021

Sunney Chen receives the Presidential Science Prize from Taiwan President 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen

Sunney Chan receives the Presidential Science Prize on November 1, 2021 from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). Photo courtesy Shie-Ming Peng (彭旭明) .

The Presidential Science Award Committee announced...