University of California, Berkeley College of Chemistry


University of California, Berkeley College of Chemistry

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name= University of California, Berkeley College of Chemistry



image_size= 200px
established= 1872
type= Public Professional School
city= Berkeley, California
country= USA
website= http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/

The UC Berkeley College of Chemistry is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It houses the departments of chemistry, chemical engineering, and chemical biology, and occupies six buildings flanking central plaza. The United States National Research Council has ranked its chemistry and chemical engineering doctoral programs first and third in the U.S., respectively. As of 2003-2004, it has 632 undergraduates, 555 graduates, and 180 postdocs.

First established in 1872, the college awarded its first Ph.D. in 1885 to John Stillman, who later founded the Chemistry Department at Stanford University. A Division of Chemical Engineering was established in 1946, becoming a department in 1957.

Notable faculty

*Melvin Calvin (B.S. 1931, Ph.D. 1935) - Professor, Nobel laureate (1961)
*Robert E. Connick (Ph.D. 1942) - Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Dean
*William F. Giauque (B.S. 1920, Ph.D. 1922) - Professor, Nobel laureate (1949)
*Joel Henry Hildebrand (Ph.D. 1906) - Dean (1949-1951), Chairman of the Dept. of Chemistry (1941-1943), Professor
*Yuan T. Lee (Ph.D. 1965) - Professor, Nobel laureate (1986)
*Gilbert Newton Lewis - Dean (1912 - 1941), Professor
*Willard F. Libby (B.S. 1931, Ph.D. 1933) - Professor, Nobel laureate (1960)
*Kenneth Pitzer (Ph.D. 1937) - Dean (1951-60), Professor, President of Rice University and Stanford University.
*Glenn T. Seaborg (Ph.D. 1937) - Professor, Nobel laureate (1951)

Notable alumni

*Harold C. Urey (Ph.D. 1923 Chemistry) - Nobel laureate (1934)
*Henry Taube (Ph.D. 1940 Chemistry) - Nobel laureate (1983)
*Gordon Moore (B.S. 1950 Chemistry) - cofounder of Intel
*Andrew Grove (Ph.D. 1963 Chemical Engineering) - cofounder of Intel
*Willis Lamb (B.S. 1934 Chemistry) - Nobel laureate in Physics (1955)
*Robert F. Curl, Jr. (Ph.D. 1957 Chemistry) - Nobel laureate (1996)
*Mario Molina (Ph.D. 1972 Chemistry) - Nobel laureate (1995)
*Ahmed Zewail (Postdoc. 1974 Chemistry) - Nobel laureate (1999)
*Thomas Cech (Ph.D. 1975 Chemistry) - Nobel laureate (1989)
*Henry Eyring - (Ph.D. Chemistry) - National Medal of Science (1966)

References

External links

* [http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/ Official site]


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