Nanotechnology

Markita Landry receives 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

February 15, 2018

Markita Landry receives Alfred P. Sloan Research FellowshipThe Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced that Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Markita Landry, has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship for her work in neuroscience.”

UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will one day make windows work like solar panels

January 29, 2018

Peidong YangA breakthrough by Peidong Yang could one day help tall buildings use dramatically less energy, by using their windows to generate electricity.

Artificial leaves to produce fuel on Earth and, one day, Mars

January 24, 2018

Matt Damon, Mars movieWith the right technology, the gas station of the future will make its own fuel directly from sunlight, in the process sucking up carbon and producing oxygen. Decades into the future, the same technology could provide fuel and oxygen for the first Martians, and could even be tweaked to produce fertilizer.

World-wide science

November 16, 2017

Omar Yaghi with postdocsBased at UC Berkeley, BGSI is dedicated to developing fundamental science research in foreign countries aided by funds provided by local governments, industries, and institutions.

Tracking long-range energy flow on its native nanometer and picosecond scales

October 30, 2017

Nanoscale excitation spot graphic, Ginsberg Research.In a new study, appearing in the November 2017 issue of Nature Materials, a research team led by UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Naomi S. Ginsberg, has announced the development and implementation of the most direct method to-date to track the nanoscale process of energy flow that punctuates the initial picoseconds after light absorption in some natural and artificial light harvesting systems. The research results are also available online at the Nature Materials website.

MIT's Dr. Paula Hammond to present this year’s Dow Chemical Lecture Series

September 14, 2017

Paula T. Hammond, MIT

The College of Chemistry is very pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Hammond, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT, will present this year’s Dow Chemical lecture series on Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. The lectures will be held on the Berkeley campus September 18th and 20th.

Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy

November 20, 2015

Ting Xu. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.

Xu and fellow Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt

President Obama Honors Nation’s Leading Scientists and Innovators

May 19, 2016

Paul AlivisatosPaul Alivisatos was awarded the National Medal of Science for his foundational contributions to the field of nanoscience; nanotechnologies; and for his leadership in the nanoscience community.

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The Future of Nanoscience

December 10, 2014

Paul AlivisatosKavli Nanoscience Institute Directors Paul Alivisatos, Paul McEuen, and Nai-Chang Yeh – discuss what makes the nanoscale so important, the field’s grand challenges, safety challenges, and their thoughts on funding, training and the future.