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This ain’t no fooling around John Arnold and the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry Doug Clark on Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The Department of Chemistry welcomes Naomi Ginsberg

Catalyst COLLEGE OF CHEMISTRY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY dean Richard A. Mathies cocdean@berkeley.edu chair, department of chemistry Daniel M. Neumark chemchair@cchem.berkeley.edu chair, department of chemical engineering Jeffrey A. Reimer reimer@berkeley.edu assistant dean Mindy Rex 510/642.9506; rex@berkeley.edu principal editor Michael Barnes 510/642.6867; m_barnes@berkeley.edu


contributing editor Karen Elliott 510/643.8054; karene@berkeley.edu director of corporate and annual programs Nancy Horton 510/643.9351; njhorton@berkeley.edu director of major gifts and alumni relations Camille M. Olufson 510/643.7379; colufson@berkeley.edu circulation coordinator Dorothy I. Read 510/643.5720; dorothy.read@berkeley.edu



design Alissar Rayes Design printing Dome Printing O N THE COVER

The cover image shows chemistry professor and Nobel Laureate Y. T. Lee, circa 1980, in the foreground. In the yellow shirt is graduate student Daniel Neumark, now the chair of the chemistry department. Also shown in the photo are Alec Wodtke (left), the director of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and Gary Robinson (rear), the founder and chief business officer for Celek Pharmaceuticals. Recently, a barely legible photocopy of this photo was discovered in the Neumark lab. Pursuing a hunch, the Catalyst editor sent the image to LBNL photographer Roy Kaltschmidt. He searched through the lab’s photo archives and found the original negative. all text and photos by michael barnes unless otherwise noted. for online versions of our publications please see: chemistry.berkeley.edu Š 2010, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley



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Sustaining excellence As the fall semester comes to a close, I am happy to report on another successful year in the College of Chemistry. Most notably, the high placement of our two departments in the recent National Research Council national rankings of graduate programs was a tremendous endorsement of our research excellence. Well done, Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering! We have also continued to make significant progress on our renewal of the undergraduate teaching laboratories and infrastructure. Over the summer, our excellent facilities and shops personnel performed a major overhaul of one of our Chem 4 labs in Latimer Hall—the bright, clean, and efficient space is already being used to full capacity by our undergraduate majors. Thanks to our many generous donors, especially alumni, we now have resources to initiate this next important phase of the lab renewal project.

The labs in Lewis Hall glow at dusk on a summer night. In the background is Stanley Hall.

In other news, the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry has now been officially launched. Under the auspices of the Berkeley Institute for the Environment, and directed by chemistry professor John Arnold, the center focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable chemical practices, together with the School of Public Health, the College of Natural Resources, and the Haas School of Business. Our emphasis is on multidisciplinary research and instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the principles and practice of green chemistry and chemical sustainability. (For more information about the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, please see p. 9.)

RICHARD A. MATHIES Dean and Gilbert N. Lewis Professor

I am also delighted to announce that we have hired three outstanding new assistant professors in the college—physical chemists Tanja Cuk and Naomi Ginsberg, whose labs are in Hildebrand Hall, and biochemist David Savage, who has a joint appointment with the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. These newly hired faculty members represent the college’s commitment to maintaining the strongest physical chemistry program in the world, as well as encouraging the interdisciplinary fields of biochemistry and chemical biology. I want to recognize faculty members Judith Klinman, Sung-Hou Kim and William Lester, who retired this year, but will continue their research and instructional activities in the college as professors of the graduate school. I wish you all the best in 2011, and I hope you will stay connected with and support our great College of Chemistry in the coming year.

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Having fun, meeting challenges: Keeping Berkeley chemistry the best As the new chair of the Department of Chemistry, the first question that I have to answer (for myself, my family and my colleagues) is why am I doing this? In my case, I feel a deep loyalty and sense of obligation to the department in which I have spent almost my entire adult life, starting from 1978 when I was a Ph.D. student with Yuan Lee and continuing in 1986 when I joined the faculty as an assistant professor. The Berkeley chemistry department is a unique and special place, and as chair, it’s my job to keep it that way.


How special is our department? In the recent National Research Council rankings, we are the top-ranked chemistry department in the “R” ranking scheme by a comfortable margin and ranked third in the “S” ranking scheme (which takes no account of the fact that we grant more doctoral degrees than any department in the country). This high ranking is gratifying, to say the least, especially in light of the bad press that California and its university system have been receiving in recent years, and

it reflects the efforts of previous chairs to recruit the world’s best faculty and to retain them in the face of lucrative offers from our competitors. Our ranking also reflects our close ties with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with which we have a highly mutually beneficial relationship. How do we insure that we remain in this lofty position? The demographics of our department reveal considerable challenges and opportunities in the coming years. If we look at the age distribution of our faculty in 10-year intervals, the largest group (36 percent) is in the 60+ age range. This group includes many colleagues who are considered the core of the department. As our most senior colleagues retire, we will need to engage in aggressive recruiting at both the junior and senior levels to maintain our quality. Mike Marletta made significant progress toward this goal, particularly in his last year as chair, when he hired three junior faculty: Naomi Ginsberg, Tanja Cuk, and David Savage. I plan to continue in this vein. We currently have a junior search under

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DANIEL M. NEUMARK Chair, Department of Chemistry, Joel B. Hildebrand Distinguished Professor

way as well as a senior recruiting effort, and I hope to be able to hire at least two new faculty members per year during my tenure. A second challenge we face as a department is space and facilities. When I visit other chemistry departments in the U.S., I am struck by how many of them are in new buildings with top-notch laboratory and office space. Our facilities are clearly showing their age, and to be competitive in faculty recruiting and retention, we need to undertake systematic renovations of existing space and formulate a coherent plan for new space. I look forward to working with Dean Mathies to push ahead on this front. To all who ask, I am very much aware of the challenges ahead, but I am enjoying my new job and I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. by daniel m. neumark

Berkeley’s chemistry department retains its top position in the “R” ranking of the National Research Council. This ranking places higher weight on the size of the doctoral program than the alternative “S” ranking.

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On program rankings and having the best students The academic world is abuzz this season because the National Research Council (NRC) has released its new findings on the quality of doctoral programs in the United States. Previous NRC findings, published first in the 1980s, then again in the 1990s, were largely based upon survey data. For its latest rankings, the NRC has rolled out a new methodology, a decade in the making, that represents the first attempt by the NRC to use institutional, bibliographic, and survey data along with sophisticated statistical analyses. The Berkeley campus continues to do well in these NRC rankings, as does our Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE). What is striking to me, however, is that the NRC rankings do not provide a numerical metric or score for the quality of the doctoral students. There appears to be a tacit assumption in the academic community that student quality is tied to faculty quality. Institutional quality then follows from faculty performance metrics, with no need to acknowledge student quality.

It is not clear to me that this connection is necessarily so, and indeed I can think of several examples where student quality either lags or leads faculty quality by a significant margin. What helps sustain Berkeley’s greatness is not contained in the NRC categories, but should be: our superb graduate students. This sentiment is captured succinctly by the now-famous quote from Nobel Laureate Y.T. Lee, “I came to Berkeley in 1962 to pursue my graduate studies because Berkeley had the best professors in the world. I returned in 1974 as a professor because we have the best students.” When I was an associate dean in the Graduate Division from 2000–05, I had the privilege of engaging one cohort of Berkeley’s Fulbright scholars, doctoral students who had studied throughout the world as a result of this highly competitive fellowship. I heard inspiring work about such diverse topics as gender in Javanese dance and the archeology of African masks. These and a panoply of other topics were brought to life by the Fulbright emerging scholars, with compelling analyses that connected their research to societal issues of our modern world. I now serve on an Academic Senate committee that provides outstanding teaching awards for campus GSIs. These inspired instructors have developed new labs, designed field research, implemented multimedia programs and illustrated principles with insightful physical and mathematical models.

JEFFREY A. REIMER Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor

CBE enjoys no less of an overabundance of extraordinary emerging scholars. For example, our applicant-to-admit ratio is about ten-to-one, and one-third of our incoming students have extramural fellowships. A reading of the résumés of admitted students reveals award-winning poets, musicians and community service volunteers, in addition to high academic achievement. CBE student excellence is also manifest in their professional outcomes. Not only do our graduates excel in their pursuit of competitive faculty positions, they also consistently work their way into leading industrial positions, including chief technical officers, vice-presidents and founders of hugely successful companies. Berkeley’s NRC rankings, as well as those of CBE, are certainly well-earned, but the quality and achievements of our students are perhaps better metrics of excellence in research, teaching and public service. by jeffrey a. reimer

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Katie Pfeiffer (right) demonstrates how to use an incubator as a GSI for the undergraduate Biochemical Engineering course. Pfeiffer was one of seven GSIs to win a teaching award in the department this year.

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Chemistry’s man for all seasons At UC San Diego in 1982, a young chemistry graduate student walked into his first classroom as a teaching assistant. Just a few weeks from the day he had arrived from Manchester, England, he began to address his students in his native Mancunian accent. The awkward silence in the classroom made him quickly realize that they could not understand what he was saying. It was the beginning of one of many adventures for Berkeley professor and synthetic chemist John Arnold, who has traveled far from his working-class roots in the north of England, yet maintains the down-to-earth, no-fuss manner of a man who was supporting himself by age 16.


Born in 1959 in Chorley, now a suburb of Manchester, Arnold moved with his family at age 10 to Lancaster, about 40 miles to the north. He left Bentham Grammar School at 16, and instead of staying on for his A levels (roughly the equivalent of the junior and senior years of U.S. high school, followed by the SATs), he started work in a factory and enrolled in technical school. “In 1975,” says Arnold, “I made 23 quid a week, gave five to Mum for food, and taxes took another five. I lived on the remainder. Four days a week I worked at the Storey Brother’s plastics factory in Lancaster. I spent one full day, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and one evening after work at the local technical school, the Lancaster and Morecambe College of Further Education. My brother studied there to be a mechanic, and my sister to be a hairdresser.” Storey Brothers and Co. had flourished during the Victorian era as a cotton mill that produced sailcloth and other fabrics. By the time Arnold began working for the company in 1975, it was making PVC plastic sheeting for shelving material, notebook

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(above) This molecule was made by Joe Schmidt (now a chemistry professor at the University of Toledo, OH) when he was a grad student in the Arnold lab. It is an example of an unusual complex with an alkylidene ligand coordinated to both lithium and tantalum. (left) Chemistry professor John Arnold with some tools of the trade—molecular models, a copy of the scientific journal Dalton Transactions (for which he is the Editor for the Americas), and a jar of beads of uranium glass, yellow-green glass that has been used since Roman times for decorative glassware.

covers and automobile seats. The factory closed its doors in 1982. “The old Storey Brothers factory was an amazing place,” recalls Arnold, “a hot, smelly, old-fashioned mill staffed by a cast of characters right out of a British sitcom. We measured our chemicals by the bucket. I was responsible for running a small PVC mill to determine the right amount of

pigments to use to match the color samples provided by customers. It was not an exact science, and to the chagrin of the managers, sometimes I didn’t get it quite right.” What Arnold did get right was his schoolwork. He earned the highest marks in his classes at tech school and was accepted to the University of Salford in greater Manchester. “But I couldn’t afford it on my own,” says Arnold.

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Instead, Arnold continued working at Storey Brothers and attended tech school to earn what was called the Higher National Certificate (similar to a two-year AA degree in the United States). After two years, certificate in hand, he took advantage of an arrangement between Salford and Storey Brothers that allowed him to earn his undergraduate degree in applied chemistry in three more years. “For two years I worked full-time at the factory for half the year and attended the University of Salford for the other half. During the final year I attended Salford fulltime and graduated at age 23.” Living in Manchester, Arnold was able to indulge his love of what Americans call soccer, but for the rest of the world is football. He lived just across the River Irwell from the Cliff Ground, the training field for the Manchester United football club. From there he could jump on a bus to United’s Old Trafford stadium. “For five quid you could get a ticket for one of the paddocks,” says Arnold, “which back then didn’t have seats. You had to stand. It was fantastic, walking up to Old Trafford for a night game with thousands of fans, seeing the bright green pitch under the lights.” Manchester remains one the meccas of football. Today the redesigned Old Trafford seats 76,000 spectators. In his final year at Salford, Arnold worked in the campus’s radiochemistry lab, the “hot block.” There he began working with ruthenium 106, an interesting but unwanted byproduct of nuclear materials reprocessing. “As an undergraduate,” says Arnold, “I worked on making radioactive ruthenium tetraoxide, which is a highly volatile oxidizing agent. Today there is no way that a student would be allowed to work on such a dangerous chemical.” But he survived the experience and learned something valuable in the process—he didn’t want to return to industry. He wanted to stay in academia and continue to work on transition metal chemistry.

What came next was pure serendipity. As Arnold tells it, “Salford had sent a student off to graduate school at UC San Diego, and he had been a success. A faculty member at Salford got a letter from San Diego saying, ‘Send us another one.’ When they asked me if I wanted to go I said, ‘Sure!’ Then I immediately went to the library for an atlas to find out where San Diego was.” Arnold spent several weeks over the summer waiting tables and washing dishes at the motorway services near Burton-in-Kendall on the M6, and, as the fall rolled around, bought himself two suitcases and a one-way ticket to the United States. He boarded a train to London’s Gatwick airport, and from there a DC-10 flew him to New York. It was only the second time he had ever been on an airplane. In San Diego Arnold rented a room in a converted garage and fell in love with the town and its balmy weather. Although he wanted to do transition metal chemistry, his struggles to find an advisor weren’t solved until the arrival in the fall of 1983 of a new assistant professor, Don Tilley. Tilley had earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley with Richard Andersen and had just returned from a postdoc at ETH Zurich. Arnold was Tilley’s first graduate student, and together they set about building a lab. “It was a lot of hands-on work,” Arnold recalls. “Don was super bright and had good ideas. We worked in the lab day and night. By the third year I got the hang of it, and we produced lots of papers.” Tilley returned to Berkeley in 1994 as a chemistry professor. Says Tilley of those early years in San Diego, “John was great to have as a first student—his training in technical chemistry and his experience in industry were quite valuable as we were setting up the new labs. He was very enthusiastic about inorganic synthesis and exploring new systems. He also played an important role in training newer students as they came along.”

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In 1986 Arnold completed his dissertation, “Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of silyl derivatives of tantalum and niobium.” He landed a postdoc at Imperial College in London with Geoffrey Wilkinson, who had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1973. Wilkinson had ties to UC Berkeley, including his postdoc with Glenn Seaborg from 1946–50. Wilkinson had also been the postdoc advisor for Berkeley chemistry professor Richard Andersen from 1974–76. Arnold was accompanied by his girlfriend Jenny, whom he had met at UC San Diego in 1983. She had transferred to Berkeley in 1984 and then began studying for her Masters degree in art history at the University of London. The two were married in San Francisco in 1998 and now have two children, Emily and William. “Imperial College was in ‘South Ken,’ a great London neighborhood,” says Arnold. “For the first year we lived nearby in Chelsea, in a basement flat on Oakley Street near the Thames, then in a small house around the corner for the second year.” South Kensington was a far cry from the cities and towns of the industrial north. Home of many of London’s great museums and bookshops, South Kensington was charming yet just affordable on an Imperial College salary, although since then it has become a favorite of wealthy foreign expatriates. For Arnold, one downside of the neighborhood was its proximity to the stadium of the Chelsea football club, a perennial rival to his hometown team, Manchester United. “There was a series of games in the late ’60s when Chelsea beat United home and away, none of which endeared me to them,” he recalls. Meanwhile, the chemistry research with Wilkinson was going well. Arnold says of his mentor, “He had this enormous enthusiasm for chemistry, and he gave me lots of freedom. Total blue-sky research. He was a Yorkshireman, very straightforward, and I let him know on the first day that my goal

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Arnold (fourth from left) at age 16 in 1975 in the factory at Storey Brothers in Manchester, England. The group is standing by a two-roll mill that they used to prepare pigment and stabilizer compounds as additives to PVC.

was to return to the U.S. after working with him. He accepted that. “Even though I landed a Royal Society fellowship in 1988 and could have stayed on at Imperial, I had already begun looking for jobs in the U.S. I got some nice offers and began at Berkeley in the summer of 1989. I started in 204A Lewis, which has been a lucky lab for its researchers, and with the help of glassblower Tom Lawhead I was up and running and making stuff my second week here.” Arnold has been making stuff ever since. The focus of his earlier work in the ’90s was on organometallic chemistry and catalysis—focusing on understanding the fundamental chemical principals that formed the basis for catalytic processes in general. The Arnold lab’s recent work has expanded into areas relating to energy and the envi-

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Arnold (third from left) in the quantitative inorganic lab class at Lancaster and Morecambe College of Further Education in 1977.

ronment. They are working on developing new fuel cell catalysts, are investigating new reactivity with early transition metals and actinides, and are attempting to use nitrous oxide (N2O) in clean, catalytic reactions. Since 2000, Arnold has been the Associate Editor for the Americas for Dalton Transactions, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship journal of inorganic chemistry. “It’s been my honor to serve in this position and to watch the journal grow in size and stature,” says Arnold. “This job has taught me a lot about how publishing works, and it’s been interesting to be in on the transformation from paper to electronic publishing.” Arnold has exhibited a deft touch not only for journal editing and synthetic chemistry, but for working with students as well. He won departmental teaching awards in 1994 and 2007. It is through listening to his

students that Arnold became involved in the efforts on campus to develop more sustainable, “green” chemistry practices. As the first director of the new Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, he is quick to acknowledge his students. “The origin of the center is not the result of top-down decisions, but the bottom-up interest of our students,” says Arnold. “Marty Mulvihill, who was a joint student with Peidong Yang and myself, was a major force through his work in establishing the green chemistry graduate seminar course, and Dean Rich Mathies deserves a lot of credit for helping to make the center happen.” For Arnold, green chemistry is a philosophy not so much about what to make, but how to do it. He explains, “It’s about doing chemistry properly from start to finish, from using renewable inputs, to combining them in ways that use less energy and produce less toxic waste, to creating a product with

The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry a long life that can be recycled or biodegraded naturally.” For now the new green chemistry center is attempting to pull itself up by its own bootstraps. Says Arnold, “The big government funding agencies and private foundations often have in mind specific projects with specific goals. They are less likely to part with their money to fund general operating expenses of a new center.” The center has received start-up funding from a generous private donor and a large grant from the California Environmental Protection Agency. So once again John Arnold finds himself launched on a new adventure, although one on a familiar trajectory, and one that a scrappy kid from the north of England could understand—leaving behind gritty and dangerous chemical practices, striving to find the scientific principles to make new stuff in new ways, and struggling to cobble together the funding to do so.

is a center under the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and is the nation’s first major academic program to advance green chemistry through interdisciplinary scholarship. It consists of faculty, researchers, and students in the College of Chemistry, School of Public Health, College of Engineering, College of Natural Resources, Haas School of Business and Berkeley Law. Every day, the U.S. produces or imports 74 billion pounds of chemical substances for use in products and industrial processes. These substances ultimately enter Earth’s environment, and hundreds of chemicals are routinely detected in people and ecosystems worldwide. While synthetic chemicals have delivered critical advances in medicine and technology, many of these substances are known to be hazardous. Green chemistry can ensure that the next generation of chemicals provides for society’s needs while also safeguarding ecosystem integrity and human health. Green Chemistry requires fundamentally new ways of thinking about chemical design, health and environmental risk, as well as the public policies and economic drivers of change. The BCGC is designing new curriculum, supporting technological innovation, and engaging the public discourse to create the knowledge, technologies and policies necessary for a sustainable future. The center is committed to advancing safer chemistry by partnering with chemical producers and users throughout the supply chain, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

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integrative sciences and systems studies Dr. Michael P. Wilson

And at the end of a busy week, after the courses have been taught, the graduate students advised, the journal articles reviewed, the next phase of the green chemistry center planned, after he has shuttled his own kids back and forth to soccer practice, perhaps there will be a chance to turn on the telly, survey the bright green of the football pitch at Old Trafford, and catch up with the Red Devils of Manchester United.

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business & economics Prof. Chris Rosen Haas School of Business

new chemistries Prof. Robert Bergman College of Chemistry

health & environment Dr. Megan Schwarzman Center for Occupational and Environmental Health School of Public Health

policy & law Prof. Alastair Iles

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College undergrads Casey Finnerty, Ashley Scott and Amanda Polley work with BCGC’s Marty Mulvihill on new green chemistry lab modules for undergrad chemistry courses.

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What’s in a name? Douglas Clark on biomolecular engineering by michael barnes

or some people, the city of Pittsburgh still evokes a tough industrial town that named its National Football League team after the main occupation of its workforce—making steel. Douglas Clark, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor, was born and raised in the town of New Kensington, PA, 20 miles up the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh.


During his life Clark has witnessed the transformation of Pittsburgh from a blue-collar steel town to a city with a diverse economy based on health care and technology. “Oddly enough,” he says, “in some ways Pittsburgh isn’t so different from San Francisco—it’s a city known for its bridges, with a distinctive skyline and a spectacular geographic setting. And the coffee is getting better, too.”


Just as he has watched Pittsburgh’s transformation, Clark has witnessed a revolution in chemical engineering—from a field focused on the petrochemical industry to one that is being transformed by biology. Here at Berkeley, that change has ultimately resulted in a new name for the chemical engineering department, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Clark has not merely been a witness to this transformation, he has been an active participant in it since his days as a graduate student at Caltech in the early 1980s. In the 24 years that Clark has worked at Berkeley, his research interests have spanned a breadth of topics that provide a good sample of how the field of chemical engineering has changed. Says Clark, “Looking back over the changes of the last two decades, I think it is important to acknowledge this transformation by updating the department’s name.”

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Clark graduated from high school in New Kensington in 1975 and headed to the University of Vermont—not on the strength of its chemistry program, but on the strength of its hockey team. “It turns out I was not destined to be a hockey star,” says Clark, “but I did discover chemistry along the way.” In a strange twist of fate, while at UVM Clark took a course on military history from a professor named Elmer Gaden. Although Clark did not know it at the time, Gaden was a pioneering biochemical engineer who had worked at Pfizer on penicillin production and had established the biochemical engineering program at Columbia University in New York City. In 1959, Gaden had become the first editor of the research journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Clark would take over as the journal’s editor in 1996, a position he still holds. (Clark interviewed Gaden in 2009, and the video is available on Youtube: www.youtube.com, search for “Elmer Gaden.”) During two of his undergrad summers, Clark returned to Pennsylvania to work at the University of Pittsburgh, where he performed research in the lab of synthetic organic chemist Paul Grieco. “That was excellent training, and closer to the mark than professional hockey, but synthetic organic chemistry wasn’t exactly my calling, either,” he says. He graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from UVM in 1979 and began to look for grad schools.

Clark visited the major programs—chemistry at Harvard and Berkeley, and chemical engineering at Caltech and Stanford. Clark’s father was an engineer, and Clark liked the broad perspective of engineering, with its emphasis on problem-solving skills and the production of useful products. But the transition from chemistry to chemical engineering would turn out to be tough. “I was having a hard time making up my mind,” says Clark. “What tipped the balance for me was a Time magazine article from November 1978, that portrayed Caltech as a dynamic and exciting place, which certainly proved to be true. But the magazine didn’t say anything about the hard work.” Caltech admitted Clark into its chemical engineering program in the fall of 1979. The department was impressed with Clark’s undergraduate work and his research experience. He was the first student admitted to the chemical engineering graduate program without a ChemE undergrad degree. “At Caltech,” says Clark, “the preliminary exams came at the end of the first year, so that gave me about nine months to get caught up. There were times during that year when I would take a graduate level course and then take the undergrad prerequisite afterwards, which made for an interesting learning experience.” Clark’s hard work paid off at the end of his first year with the arrival of James (Jay) Bailey, whom Caltech had lured away from


The late Caltech biomolecular engineer Jay Bailey (left) and Berkeley biomolecular engineer Doug Clark, Bailey’s first graduate student at Caltech. Between them is sample of Bailey’s notes on Clark’s research.

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the University of Houston. “Jay Bailey,” says Clark, “was one of the first chemical engineers to understand how important biology would become.” In 1977, Bailey had completed Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals, the first biochemical engineering textbook in the emerging field. When the idea of working with Bailey was suggested, Clark introduced himself to Bailey by phone, and Bailey responded by sending him a six-page handwritten letter. “For some reason,” says Clark wryly, “the Caltech faculty thought my undergrad chemistry background might have included biochemistry, and that would make me a better candidate for working in the biological realm. They were wrong about the background but in retrospect, I am grateful for the opportunity.” Bailey accepted the arrangement sight unseen, and when he arrived at Caltech in the spring of 1980, Clark became his first Caltech graduate student. Says Clark, “It was a good match, and I’ll always be grateful for the time I got to spend working with him. He was a real innovator, and it was a shock to many of us when he died—far too young—from cancer in 2001.” Clark wrote his dissertation with Bailey on immobilized enzymes. “Enzymes are nature’s catalysts,” he says. “Not all enzymes circulate freely in fluids like blood or cell cytoplasm. Many enzymes are bound to cell membranes, and these immobilized enzymes act in a manner similar to heterogeneous catalysts.” In the early 1980s, biochemical engineers were members of a small and tight-knit group. Through Bailey, Clark first met Berkeley chemical engineering graduate student Frances Arnold and her dissertation advisor, Berkeley chemical engineering professor Harvey Blanch. (Arnold later became a Caltech chemical engineering professor and married Bailey). Clark completed his Ph.D. in 1983 and took a position as an assistant professor at Cornell University that fall. “Back then,” says Clark, “it was less common for chemical engineers to do postdocs after grad school, so I went straight to Cornell. It was an excellent department, and I made some good friends for life during my time there. The winters were a little long, but pretty mild by Vermont standards.” His academic career successfully launched, Clark once again encountered Harvey Blanch, at a conference in Denmark in 1985. Over dinner, Clark discussed his research at Cornell. Impressed, Blanch invited Clark to give a seminar at Berkeley in February 1986. The Berkeley chemical engineering department shared Blanch’s enthusiasm, and Clark was offered a job by the end of the visit. “It was a tough decision,” says Clark. “Cornell had been good to me, and I was happy there, but the Berkeley offer was just too tempting.”

Clark officially started in July, 1986, at the same time Charles Wilke, Berkeley’s biochemical engineering pioneer, retired. Clark’s research group has continued to work in the area of his dissertation research, immobilized enzymes, but has also branched out into broader research on enzymes, the identification of new ones,

“Looking back over the changes of the last two decades, I think it is important to acknowledge this transformation by updating the department’s name.” and innovative uses of them in industrial and biomedical settings. Clark recalls the event that first got him interested in what would prove to be a fruitful area of research—enzymes and proteins found in extremophiles, single-celled life forms that have adapted to extremes of temperature and pressure. His curiosity was sparked by a paper in the scientific journal Nature that generated a huge amount of interest, but later sparked an equal amount of controversy. In the 1983 paper, researchers claimed that they had isolated an organism that survived temperatures as high as 250°C. Says Clark, “At that time we knew that life existed in environments like Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser and other hot springs. And we were discovering life forms around underwater volcanic vents with chemically rich, but super-hot conditions. We knew that life could survive up to around the boiling point of water, but this paper was a paradigm shift. How could enzymes and proteins exist and function at these temperatures? Researchers began to think about life in new ways.” As it turns out, the results of the article were never reproduced, and the paper remains a source of controversy. “For now,” says Clark, “the record for high-temperature life remains about 120°C. But in a broader sense the Nature paper was significant in that it made people realize that life can exist in environments that we previously didn’t think possible—deep underground in solid rock, and thousands of feet below the ocean surface near ‘black smoker’ volcanic vents. Life has adapted to extremes of hot and cold and pressure ranges that are astonishing.” The chemistry used by extremophiles in those circumstances has proven to be very useful. The most famous and widespread commercial application is the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a Nobel Prize-winning technique that amplifies minute quantifies of DNA so that it can be studied. Says Clark, “PCR typically employs Taq polymerase from the thermophilic bacterium Thermus aquaticus. The high thermostability of Taq polymerase allows it to generate a new

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copy of a DNA sequence following thermal melting of the original DNA fragment. The high operating temperature is what enables the whole process to work.” Enzymes from extremophiles have important industrial applications, too. High temperatures and high pressures make some processes run faster and more efficiently. The enzymes are more robust and don’t break down as quickly during these processes, and running at high temperatures can eliminate bacterial contamination. “So there is tremendous interest in these extremophiles,” Clark explains, “for the sorts of practical process innovations that chemical engineers have always explored. But there is a fascinating side story as well to extremophiles—exobiology. Some extremophiles on earth grow in harsh conditions that may mimic the environments of other



planets. From extremophiles we might learn more about the origins of life itself in the universe.” The Clark research group is also using its expertise to help speed the testing of drug candidates and reduce the need for animal testing. In 2008, pharmaceutical companies in the United States spent over $40 billion on research and development that resulted in fewer than 20 new drug approvals. Explains Clark, “Drug companies often invest too much in pursuing a drug candidate before toxicology tests put a halt to development. Although it seems counter-intuitive, when it comes to screening potential new drugs, the mantra is to ‘fail early and fail often’ to eliminate the expense of going down blind alleys.” The human body, primarily the liver, contains a variety of enzymes that are involved in the metabolism of the chemicals found

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CBE NAME CHANGE When did the name change become official? The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley was renamed the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, effective July 1, 2010. Why did the department change its name? The new name recognizes the department’s substantial research and teaching activities in the areas of biochemical and biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and synthetic biology. In changing the name, the department wants to signal to applicants, and to the general public, that the department is the nexus for research and teaching in the industrial applications of biology. Will the degree name change? The names of the undergraduate and graduate degrees issued by the department, and their requirements, will remain unchanged. What’s the difference between biochemical and biomolecular engineering? Biochemical techniques have been used by chemical engineers for decades. They were were critical for the

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mass production of penicillin in World War II, the development of other antibiotics and pharmaceuticals, and the application of enzyme-based chemical processes. Biomolecular engineering builds on these successes with the new techniques based on the biotechnology revolution of the 1980s. Many of the engineers who helped create this revolution received their formative education in Berkeley’s Department of Chemical Engineering. What sort of biomolecular research takes place in the department? Over the last several years, faculty research in the department has spawned a variety of biologically-related technologies, including new ways to synthesize biofuels and anti-malarial drugs, stem cell techniques for fighting neuro-degenerative diseases, microarrays of human enzymes that mimic the functions of the liver and replace animal testing, methods for producing hybridomas and monoclonal antibody therapeutics, and enzyme and surface science developments that have led to practical products such as better laundry detergent and safer contact lenses.

In his lab in Tan Hall, Clark examines cultures of cells inside a new automated culture picking machine. Clark is demonstrating the old-fashioned technique for sampling cultures.

in pharmaceuticals. The most important class of these metabolic enzymes is the cytochromes P450, which are directly involved in the initial clearance of drugs from the body. For example, the conversion of the antihistamine loratadine (Claritin) by P450 enzymes is required for its biological activity. Often, however, drug metabolism can lead to undesirable biological consequences. Notes Clark, “A well-known example of a toxic metabolic response is the P450-catalyzed oxidation of the common analgesic acetaminophen (Tylenol) to a compound which can cause liver failure.� To help screen drug candidates and other compounds for toxicity, Clark and his collaborators, including Jonathan Dordick of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), have devised a testing process that involves two different but complementary microarrays. The first component is a microarray that contains human P450 isoforms. Thousands of P450 enzyme samples are arranged in a precise grid pattern on a


single small glass slide. This array is used to generate biologically active metabolites of the compound to be tested. The second component consists of minute dots of human tissue cells arranged in a complementary pattern on another slide. A solution of test compound is applied to the P450 slide, and then the two slides are precisely aligned and sandwiched together. As the P450 enzymes react with the test compound, metabolites are produced that may or may not kill the human tissue cells that they contact. Once the metabolites have been produced and the cells have interacted with them, the cell tissue slide is removed and the cells are stained to determine the percentage of dead cells by using a microarray scanner. In addition to helping to identify toxic side effects of pharmaceutical compounds, this testing procedure can also help screen the thousands of cosmetic products that come to market every year, without resorting to animal testing. Says Clark, “Animal testing is

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These images of Clark’s MetaChip and DataChip toxicology assays display the arrays of cytochrome P450 enzymes produced by the liver and the corresponding arrays of minute 3D clusters of human cells (left). Potential drug candidates are placed on the MetaChip containing the enzymes, which convert the compound into metabolites just as the liver would. The MetaChip is then precisely aligned and placed in contact with the living cells on the DataChip. Toxic metabolites will kill some of the cells on the DataChip, which then appear red when stained and viewed under magnification (right).


extremely expensive, there are ethical issues in using animals, and the European Union has banned animal testing of new cosmetics.” Clark adds, “As we become more sophisticated at teasing apart the subtle genetic differences between individual humans, and how these differences influence the effectiveness of all sorts of therapeutics, testing in rats and mice becomes less useful. In particular, animal testing lacks the human genetic specificity that we need for developing personalized medicine.” Along with researchers from RPI in New York, Clark has founded a company, Solidus Biosciences, to commercialize human enzyme microarrays for drug and cosmetic screening and to explore the emerging arena of personalized medicine. “When I look back at how my lab’s research has evolved,” says Clark, “I realize that the way many of my colleagues and I do research now is vastly different from when I came to Berkeley 24 years ago. In my mind, that merits changing the name of the department. “The department has considered changing its name in the past, but the faculty didn’t really think that adding ‘biochemical engineering’ to the title did justice to the profession. After all, biochemical techniques like those used to produce penicillin have been part of the profession for decades. “But,” Clark continues, “the revolution of genetic engineering has opened up a new world of biomolecular engineering. In our department, for example, my colleague Jay Keasling has developed alternative routes for cheaply producing anti-malarial drugs, and

several of us are working on developing next-generation biofuels.” Although departments at Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania also call themselves departments of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Clark’s alma mater Caltech and chemical engineering powerhouse MIT have not changed their names. Clark ponders this a moment and replies, “Not all departments are created equal, and not all departments evolve in the same way. Regardless of what others are doing, we believe our new name best represents how we have evolved, and what we currently are. “Furthermore, the UC system alone has 10 campuses and five medical schools. While Berkeley doesn’t have a medical school, it does have plenty of students who are considering coming here to study pre-med and other biology-related disciplines, not to mention bioengineering. “We want to lure some of those students,” adds Clark, “and to do it we have to compete with programs with names like ‘bioengineering,’ ‘molecular and cell biology,’ and here in the college, ‘chemical biology.’ We want to say to students, ‘Hey, if you are interested in biology and engineering and want to make a difference in the world, come help us find tests for the safety of chemotherapies, develop personalized medicine, or find new enzymes that will make cellulosic biofuels a reality.” Says Clark, “Sitting in a freshman biology class may be the next Jay Bailey. When it comes time to pick an undergrad major, or later a graduate school, we want that student to keep us in mind.”

(right) The image shows a variety of cellulases, candidates for converting the cellulosic content of biomass to fermentable sugars for biofuels production. There is a need for rapid, reliable and reproducible methods for evaluating and optimizing the efficiency of cellulases. The Clark group has developed a platform that produces active cellulases in high yields at high throughput. College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley


Important insights into the growth requirements and optimal culture conditions of extremophiles (and the apparatus required to grow them), including microbes from deep-sea environments where temperatures and pressures reach the highest extremes known to support life.

Combinatorial biocatalysis, a methodology that employs enzymes and whole cells for combinatorial biotransformations in the development and optimization of new drug candidates. Combinatorial biocatalysis was the cornerstone technology of the drug-discovery company EnzyMed, founded in 1994.

Expanded utility and greater understanding of enzymes in processing environments, especially nonaqueous media, including methods to greatly activate enzymes for use in organic solvents.

Detailed quantitative analysis of key metabolic processes in mammalian cells, including cancer cells, obtained through a combination of flux analysis and experimental monitoring of intracellular reaction networks.

The MetaChip (Metabolizing Enzyme Toxicology Assay Chip), the DataChip (Data Analysis Toxicology Assay Chip), and the MesaPlate (Metabolizing Enzyme Stability Assay Plate): new technologies for high-throughput in vitro toxicology assays and lead optimization in drug discovery.

Unique proteins from the deep-sea vent microorganism Methanocaldococcus jannaschii, one of which has proven to be a versatile biomolecular template for biometallic nanostructures, and possibly the assembly of protein shapes not found in nature.

A protein-based biomechanical nanosensor, based on FRET (fluorescence resonance energy transfer), which can be incorporated into materials and is able to report deformation of the surrounding structure.

The Clark lab is currently working on the development of biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass, including several approaches to improve the enzymatic breakdown of biomass into fermentable sugars (biomass pretreatment, protein engineering and kinetic modeling of cellulose hydrolysis), bioprospecting for cellulases from extreme environments, and developing new microbes with greater tolerance of biofuels.

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A team of scientists at LBNL has detected six isotopes, never seen before, of the superheavy elements 104 through 114. Starting with the creation of a new isotope of the yet-to-be-named element 114, the researchers observed successive emissions of alpha particles that yielded the new isotopes. The group that found the new isotopes is led by chemistry professor Heino Nitsche, head of the Heavy Element Nuclear and Radiochemistry Group at LBNL. Chemistry graduate student Paul Ellison formally proposed and managed the experiment and was first author of the paper reporting the results.


Six new isotopes of the superheavy elements discovered


Researchers expand yeast’s sugary diet to include plant fiber Chemistry professor Jamie Cate and colleagues have taken genes from grass-eating fungi and stuffed them into yeast, creating strains that produce alcohol from tough plant material (cellulose) that normal yeast can’t digest. The feat could be a boon for the biofuels industry, which is struggling to make cellulosic ethanol— ethanol from plant fiber, not just cornstarch or sugar— economically feasible. The researchers hope to insert the same fungal genes into industrial strains of yeast that now are used to turn sugar into ethanol biofuel, in order to improve the efficiency of the fermentation process. College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Sauer garners award for lifetime of photosynthesis research Ken Sauer, emeritus chemistry professor, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society of Photosynthesis Research. This award is presented once every three years to recognize exceptional career-long contributions to understanding the process of photosynthesis. Initiated in 2003, the award confers life membership in the society and recognizes meritorious work in photosynthesis research by an individual who is at least 60 years old.

Blanch wins SBE’s Bailey Award The Society for Biological Engineering has selected chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Harvey Blanch to receive the 2010 James E. Bailey Award for Outstanding Contributions in Biological engineering. Blanch is currently the Merck Professor of Biochemical Engineering at Berkeley (see pp. 11-16 for more on Bailey).


For the first time ever, scientists watch an atom’s electrons moving in real time An international team of scientists led by groups from the College of Chemistry, LBNL and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) has used ultrashort flashes of laser light to directly observe the movement of an atom’s outer electrons for the first time. “With a simple system of krypton atoms, we demonstrated, for the first time, that we can measure transient absorption dynamics with attosecond pulses,” said chemistry professor Stephen Leone. “This revealed details of a type of electronic motion—coherent superposition—that can control properties in many systems.”

ZZZXFKHPEHUNHOH\HGX Chemistry undergrads build their own website College of Chemistry undergraduates can now log into a website designed for them by their fellow undergrads. The site, a result of months of work by a dedicated group of student volunteers, can be seen at uchem.berkeley.edu. The website is the brainchild of Betty Wong, who graduated last year with a B.S. in chemical biology. Says Wong, “I developed the website as a way for chemistry and CBE students of all grade levels—freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors—to get in touch and stay in touch with each other.”



Department of Chemistry faculty members Jennifer Doudna and Kevin Shokat are among the 65 newly elected members to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent, nonprofit organization that works to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to improve health. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.


Doudna and Shokat elected to Institute of Medicine

A wiki for the biofuels research community Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have created a technoeconomic model that should help accelerate the development of a next generation of clean, green biofuels that can compete with gasoline in economics as well as performance. This online, wiki-based model enables researchers to pursue the most promising strategies for cost-efficient biorefinery operations by simulating such critical factors as production costs and energy balances under different processing scenarios. “While there have been earlier models for analyzing the production costs of biofuels that provided invaluable guidance to research, investment and policy endeavors, they usually relied on experimentally derived or assumed parameters to estimate process performance values,” says corresponding author and CBE professor Harvey Blanch, the chief science and technology officer for JBEI. “As a result, these models could be used to study only a limited set of scenarios and could not address all possible parameter choices that could be of interest to the biofuels community.”

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Bringing photosynthesis to light By the time she arrived in Berkeley, chemistry professor Naomi Ginsberg had learned some things about cold places. Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia (about 400 miles northeast of Boston), Ginsberg, 32, earned her B.A.Sc. in engineering at the University of Toronto in 2000.

Although many scientists would have been content to build on such an early success, Ginsberg took a path less travelled. For her postdoc, she switched from physics to chemistry—and from ultracold systems to living ones—and chose to work with Berkeley chemist, Graham Fleming.

“The first two years of my engineering degree gave me a broad background,” says Ginsberg. “My initial interest was biomed, but I graduated with an electrical engineering focus and an emphasis on physics and optics.”

Fleming, the Melvin Calvin Distinguished Professor of Chemical Biodynamics, is also the campus’s research vice chancellor and a senior faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Fleming group develops ultrafast spectroscopic methods to study natural photosynthetic complexes and nanoscale systems like single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Her undergraduate summers were spent in Winnipeg and Ottawa, where she learned about nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging techniques and later studied ultrafast spectroscopy.


But it was as a Ph.D. physics student at Harvard that things really got chilly. In the research group of physics professor Lene Hau, Ginsberg studied Bose-Einstein condensates, ultracold clouds of atoms that exist at temperatures just a few billionths of a degree above absolute zero. In an experiment that would have amazed William Giauque (1895–1982), the Berkeley chemist who received the 1949 Nobel Prize for his pioneering low-temperature studies, the Hau group halted and stored a light signal in a Bose-Einstein condensate of sodium atoms and transferred the signal into a second Bose-Einstein sodium cloud 160 microns away. The American Institute of Physics listed this feat as #1 in its Top Ten discoveries of 2007. Ginsberg was the lead author on the paper that appeared on the cover of Nature in February of that year. Some researchers work for many years to get their first article on the cover of Nature. Ginsberg achieved that honor as a graduate student.

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When asked why she switched disciplines, Ginsberg responds, “I think new science happens when you merge different fields— it gives you a big tool box of ideas. For me, chemistry was a different vocabulary, and it took some time to get comfortable with it. I can recall the moment in my first year when Graham told me, ‘Now you are beginning to sound like a spectroscopist.’” At the level of fundamental science, Ginsberg is seeking a broad understanding of how light and matter interact. But her quest to understand what she calls the “dynamics of very small things” is not just blue-sky research. Understanding these principles is critical for comprehending the incredible efficiency of photosynthesis and harnessing this knowledge to produce more efficient forms of solar energy. Asks Ginsberg, “What gives rise to the remarkable efficiency of photosynthetic light harvesting? How can the energy flow be manipulated? How can this guide solar energy technologies? I want to uncover the underlying mechanisms of energy transfer by studying both natural photosynthetic systems and synthetic alternatives like

photovoltaic polymers and inorganic nanostructures.” Chromophores, the light-harvesting structures in plants and bacteria, are spaced less than a nanometer apart. Photosynthesis occurs so fast, and over such short distances, that it remains stubbornly resistant to analysis. “But by blending elements of super-resolution microscopy and ultrafast spectroscopy,” says Ginsberg, “I’d like to map the distribution of traveling photoexcitations as a function of energy, space and time.” Ginsberg, who expresses a fondness for plants—even as she dices and blends them into a slurry for her research—has another puzzle she’d like to solve. “If you look at the arrangement of light-harvesting pigments at a molecular level,” she says, “in some bacteria they are highly ordered, while in plants the configuration is more random. Yet plants are more sophisticated. Their photosystems have control and repair mechanisms that bacteria lack.” Ginsberg adds, “Plants are like Berkeley—sophisticated, but not very orderly. I’m trying to understand the underlying mechanisms.” As Ginsberg sets up her new lab, she doesn’t anticipate switching fields again anytime soon. Understanding the fundamental principles of photosynthesis, and helping bring about their practical application, may keep her busy for many years.

born Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada undergrad B.A. Sc. Engineering, University of Toronto graduate Ph.D. Physics, Harvard University postdoc UC Berkeley/LBNL, Graham Fleming research Super-resolution microscopy/ ultrafast spectroscopy/photosynthesis

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Class Notes Following graduation, Marshall D. Nelson (B.S. Chem) worked in electronics while an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He earned an M.B.A., pursued graduate studies in finance and spent the majority of his career in business and investment. He currently serves as a financial advisor for SWS in Tulsa, OK, and he takes a keen interest in the analysis of economic and business trends as they interface with the evolving political scene.


After completing studies at Berkeley, Yoshio Yamanaka (Ph.D. ChemE with Wilke) held positions with various British firms, including ICI, Zeneca, and Croda International. Since his retirement three years ago, he has been working part-time as a consultant for a Japanese think tank specializing in chemistry and biotechnology, and closely watches new developments in those areas worldwide. He and his wife, Kuniko, live in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Yamanaka wrote to Jeff Reimer recently to applaud the choice of “Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering” (CBE) as the new department name.


Lisa A. Johnson (B.S. Chem), who earned a D.D.S. from UCSF in 1981, writes that she has been teaching math in the Hayward Unified School District and working as a realtor with RE/MAX in Union City, CA.




Paul Bigeleisen (M.S. Chem; Nuclear Physics) wrote to let us know that his father, Jacob Bigeleisen, passed away (see In Memoria 1943). Paul Bigeleisen mentioned that he enjoyed his time at Cal but, following a spinal cord injury, decided to become a physician. He earned his M.D. from UC Davis and is currently a practicing anesthesiologist and a professor of anesthesiology and bioengineering at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Rochester, where he divides his time between clincal care and research in robotics.


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The Chun family discovered this banner on the way home from a Cal football game. Here Morrison (B.S. ’43, Chem) and Helen Chun point out the banner, which reads, “It has provided a wonderful education to me, my four children, and a grandchild.”

After 19 years at the University of Minnesota, Jeffrey T. Roberts (B.S. Chem) accepted the positions of professor and dean of the College of Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, as of fall 2009. He writes that he loves the job and enjoys his new colleagues in chemistry and in the other six departments within the College of Science.


After more than 30 years’ living and working in the U.S., Peter Wai-Man Lee (B.S. ChemE) recently moved with his family to Hong


Kong, where he has taken the position of Chief Technology Officer of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI), a Hong Kong non-profit government-funded application research company. Phillip G. Mattingly (Pdoc Chem with Rapoport) has been a research fellow in the diagnostics division of Abbott Laboratories in Abbott Park, IL, since 1984. Garry I. Parton (B.S. ChemE) is vice president of Artsmart in New York. He and his partner, Paul Epstein, make their home in Manhattan.


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The “Thanks to Berkeley…” PhotoBooth Project invites the Cal community to join together to express their pride and gratitude through portraits and words. All members of the Cal community are invited to participate in PhotoBooth events, which take place periodically throughout The Campaign for Berkeley that was launched publicly on September 19, 2008. This project is a wonderful reflection of the spirit and diversity of the Cal community— the students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Cal who are the University of California, Berkeley. We look forward to seeing more members of the College of Chemistry community add their “Thanks to Berkeley…” BRUCE STANGELAND


To view the Photobooth Project in its entirety, visit campaign.berkeley.edu

Devoted College of Chemistry alumnus volunteer Bruce Stangeland (Ph.D ’67, ChemE) poses under his banner, which reads, “A wide breadth of experiences outside the box.”

Steven L. Russek (Ph.D. ChemE with Reimer and Stacy) has been director of the Astronautics Corporation of America in Milwaukee, WI, since 2002, dealing with systems engineering and research and development.


Kimberly E. (Klinck) Kupiecki (B.S. ChemE) and her husband, David J. Kupiecki (B.S. ’93, ChemE), have two girls aged 9 and 6 and have been living in the Midwest for three years after having spent 16-plus years in the Bay Area. She is senior vice president of Edelman Public Relations.


Matthew B. Avery (B.S. ChemE) received his M.S. from Stanford in 2004 and his J.D., summa cum laude, from UC Hastings in May 2009, graduating second in his class. In October 2009, he won the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Past President’s Award, which recognized his achievements in the study of intellectual property law and his contributions to the academic literature. He is now working at Baker Botts LLP in Palo Alto as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property group.


Craig R. Tewell (Ph.D. Chem with Somorjai) works as a materials scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. He and his wife, Elise, live in Castro Valley.


Victor Kin-man Tam (B.S. Chem) is an assistant professor of chemistry at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. After six years in the Midwest, Jennifer (Cruz) Rea (B.S. ChemE) earned her doctorate from Northwestern University. Back in the Bay Area now, she is working at Genentech as


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In Memoriam an associate scientist in protein analytical chemistry. She and her husband, Steven Rea (College of Chemistry exchange student from the University of Leeds, England, 2001–02 in the Majda lab), recently welcomed the birth of their third son, Leo.


Since leaving Berkeley, Chithra Krishnamurthy (B.S. Chem) has been doing his graduate studies

at Caltech. Hillary M. Peletier (Ph.D. Chem with Ellman) recently let us know that she and her fiancé, Vincent S. Chan (Ph.D. ’08, Chem with Bergman and Toste), have moved to Evanston, IL, to take jobs with Abbott Laboratories. Vince completed a postdoc with Barry Trost at Stanford and is now a process chemist in Abbott’s Pressure and Catalysis Group, while Hillary is a medicinal chemist in the Neuroscience Group. They plan to marry in 2011.



David I. Rabuka (Ph.D. Chem with Bertozzi) has been chief scientific officer with Redwood Bioscience in Burlingame, CA, since August 2008.


Eric M. Bunnelle (Ph.D. Chem with Sarpong) recently took a position with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, and he’s living in New Jersey.


In January 2010, Amanda M. Comrie (B.S. ChemE) started work at Raytheon in Dallas, TX, as a multi-disciplined engineer in their Space and Airborne Systems division. David P. Duberow (Ph.D. Chem with Mathies) currently holds the position of lecturer in chemistry at California State University, Sonoma. Erik Gallegos-Westling (B.S. ChemE) and his partner, Luma, live in Redwood City. Erik works at ZeaChem as a process development engineer. ZeaChem has developed a cellulose-based biorefinery platform College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

to produce advanced ethanol, fuels and chemicals. Gabriella A. Lestari (B.S. ChemE) is doing her graduate studies in chemical and life science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwa, Saudi Arabia. Melissa S. Molyneux (B.S. ChemBio) is a first-year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Program. Raja R. Narayan (B.S. ChemBio) started medical school at UC Irvine in fall 2010. Carl M. Schoellhammer (B.S. ChemE) is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at MIT. Yuria Anaga (B.S. ChemE) is doing graduate studies in industrial engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.


Liliana De La Paz (B.S. ChemE) has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and has begun graduate studies in chemical engineering at Stanford University. Stanford is fortunate to have also gained Armen Mekhdjian (B.S. ChemE) as a graduate student. Francesco Pingitore (Pdoc ChemE with Keasling) works as an analytical chemist at Codexis in Redwood City, CA. Matthew T. Sheldon (Ph.D. Chem with Alivisatos) is doing postdoctoral research in applied physics at Caltech. Julie Tse (B.S. ChemBio), who moved to New York City in August 2010 to start optometry school, writes that the College of Chemistry definitely conditioned her, culturally and academically, to stay afloat “here in the concrete jungle.” Jonathan T. Wiegele (B.S. ChemE) has taken a position with Clorox in Pleasanton, CA, as a packaging development engineer.

Friends of the college ARTHUR ABRAMSON Arthur Abramson and his spouse established the Eric Abramson Scholarship Fund for the Department of Chemistry in memory of their son, Eric, who died in 1973 while a Berkeley chemistry student. We were notified by Shirley Greenbaum, a long-time family friend and supporter of the Scholarship Fund, that Arthur passed away on September 29, 2010. A graduate of Temple University, Arthur worked as a certified public accountant, was a founding partner of the firm of Margolis, Rose & Abramson, and retired in 1996 as president and treasurer of National ICEE Corp, a frozen beverage company in Philadelphia. He is survived by Frances, his wife of 63 years; two daughters; and three grandchildren. The family has designated the Eric Abramson Scholarship Fund for memorial gifts.

Alumni Frederick W. Lorenz (B.S. Chem) passed away on March 19, 2010. He joined the UC Davis faculty in 1938 and, in 1964, became the first chair of the newly formed Department of Animal Physiology. As an emeritus professor, he studied human psychophysiology with emphasis on biofeedback. Accomplished as a painter and sculptor, he helped found the Davis Art Center.


During WWII, Alman “Leon” Heppel (B.S. Chem; Ph.D. ’37 Biochem) began work at the National Institutes of Health. He received his M.D. from the University of Rochester in 1942, where he published research that provided groundbreaking proof that sodium


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and potassium could pass through the cell wall. At NIH during the 1950s, he developed techniques for synthesizing pieces of RNA, which played a critical role in cracking the genetic code by greatly enhancing scientists’ ability to assemble its components. In 1967, he joined the faculty of Cornell University, where his research focused, initially, on the functioning of the cell wall and, subsequently, on ways to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. An early personal champion of women in science and enthusiastic about art, literature, and music, he was famous at Cornell for incorporating “identify the painting” quizzes into his biochemistry lectures. He died on April 9, 2010, predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Adelaide, and survived by three sons and three grandchildren. After graduating, William J. Walsh (B.A. Chem) taught high school in California and, during WWII, served in the U.S. Navy. He pursued graduate studies in chemistry at Northwestern University, Cornell University, and Columbia University, where he was awarded a Ford Fellowship. He earned an M.S. in chemistry from Montana State University and joined the San Mateo Junior College District in 1956, serving as Dean of Men at the College of San Mateo until 1968 when he became director of student services at Cañada College. After retiring in 1977, he lived in Burlingame and traveled the world with his wife, Donna. He passed away on April 10, 2010, survived by his wife, five children, eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Gordon J. O’Donnell (B.S. Chem), who received his Ph.D. from Iowa State College, worked for many years at Shell Research and, in retirement, taught at the College of Holy Names in Oakland, CA. He passed away on October 25, 2009.


Robert W. Routh (B.A. Chem) worked first at Standard Oil in Richmond, CA, then at Cutter Laboratories in Emeryville, as head of the penicillin manufacturing division and, later, as head of Cutter’s polio vaccine manufacturing lab. In 1957, he joined the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, where he worked for 27 years. He passed away on April 18, 2010, survived by his wife, Laura, two daughters, three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.


Samuel Aronoff (Ph.D. Chem with Calvin) taught briefly at Boston University and the University of Chicago and, in 1948, took a permanent position in the botany department of Iowa State University, where he was instrumental in developing their department of biochemistry. After 20 years, he left Ames to become the dean of graduate studies at Boston College, then moved to the new Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where he was a professor and dean of science. He died on Feb. 2, 2010, at his home in Corvallis, OR, predeceased by his wife, Edith, and survived by three children and five grandchildren.


Confined to a detention camp for Japanese and Japanese-Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Harvey Akio Itano (B.S. Chem) was unable to attend his own graduation ceremony. In recognition of his academic record, which was the highest in his class, UC President Robert Gordon Sproul personally awarded him the University Medal during his internment. While still at Berkeley, he had met his future wife, Rose Sakemi (Attendee CNR), whose undergraduate studies were interrupted by her internment but were completed in Wisconsin. Among the first to be released from detention, Itano earned

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his M.D. in 1945 from the St. Louis School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in 1950 from Caltech in physics and chemistry with Linus Pauling. His research in collaboration with Pauling and others, which used electrophoresis to identify distinguishing chemical characteristics in the hemoglobin in red blood cells of patients with sickle cell anemia, was published in the journal Science in 1949. In recognition of this work, he received the 1954 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry. Pauling later wrote that Itano’s research threw much light on the problem of the nature of the hereditary hemolytic anemias. Itano joined the U.S. Public Health Service as a senior assistant surgeon, ultimately becoming chief of the Section on Chemical Genetics, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, of the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, and Medical Director of USPHS in Bethesda, MD. He was recruited to the faculty of the newly-formed UC San Diego School of Medicine in 1970, where he continued his work in sickle cell disease and abnormal blood cells until his retirement in 1988. Itano was the first Japanese-American to become a member of the National Academy of Sciences and received numerous other awards and honors, including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He passed away on May 8, 2010, survived by his wife, three sons, and four grandchildren. Harvey M. Trowbridge (B.S. Chem) served in the Army during WWII and made a career as a chemist at the Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez until his retirement in 1982. He enjoyed travel and square dancing, was a College of Chemistry supporter, and, in honor of his late wife of 45 years, Lois, volunteered for many years to drive cancer patients to their treatments. He died on April 23, 2010 at his home in Martinez, survived by his second wife of 17 years, Ramona, five children, three stepchildren, seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

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Jacob Bigeleisen (Ph.D. Chem with G.N. Lewis), Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at State University of New York at Stony Brook, passed away on August 6, 2010. His son, Paul Bigeleisen (see Class Notes 1979) notified us and shared some remembrances of his dad’s life. Trained as a furrier by his father, Jacob Bigeleisen broke with family tradition to attend college, earning his chemistry degree from New York University. He pursued graduate studies for two years with Otto Redlich at Washington State University and completed his doctorate with G.N. Lewis at Berkeley. As a new Ph.D., he joined the Manhattan Project, where his focus was on isotope separation. With coworker Maria Meyer, he developed the quantum mechanical theory of equilibrium isotope exchange reactions, now known as the Bigeleisen-Meyer equation. In the 1950s he expanded this concept to non-equilibrium statistics, formulating the “kinetic isotope effect,” which continues to be used as an analytical tool in materials science, biochemistry, geoscience, space science and pharmacology. Paul tells of Melvin Calvin once saying to him, “Your dad helped me win the Nobel Prize. I was way off base until he explained my data using his knowledge of isotope exchange reactions.” From 1948 to 1968, Jacob conducted research at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He then spent ten years on the faculty of the University of Rochester. From 1978, he taught at SUNY Stony Brook, where he served in numerous administrative roles and retired as Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He was active in both the ACS (Division of Physical Chemistry) and the APS (Division of Chemical Physics). Among numerous honors, he received the first ACS Award in Nuclear Chemistry and the E. O. Lawrence Memorial Award from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, served as Chairman of the Chemistry Division, and was a Fellow of the American



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Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society. During his long career, he guided many graduate and postdoctoral students into careers in isotope chemistry. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace, and their three sons. After graduation, Daniel S. St. John (B.S. Chem) was employed at Shell Oil in Long Beach and, during WWII, worked on atom bomb components at Los Alamos. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and joined DuPont in Cleveland, OH, as a research chemist. While with DuPont, he was trained in reactor physics at Argonne National Laboratory, where he participated in a project to calculate the energy of the hydrogen bomb. Spending 17 years in research at Argonne’s Theoretical Physics Division, he then served for six years as president of a DuPont-Battelle subsidiary that studied holography. From 1970 until his retirement in 1985, he was laboratory director of DuPont’s Explosives Department and, following retirement, DuPont appointed him the first departmental research fellow in their Petrochemicals Department. He died on February 2, 2010, predeceased by his wife, Rosemary Rowlands, and survived by four children. Estella K. Mysels (Katzenellenbogen) (B.S. ’42; Ph.D. Chem with Branch) served as an assistant professor of chemistry at USC during the 1950s, where she met and married Karol Mysels, a tenured USC chemistry professor. They collaborated on research in colloid chemistry and published numerous articles together. He passed away in 1999, and Estella, a supporter of the College of Chemistry, remained active in community and political work until her death on March 31, 2010.


David S. Thayer (B.S. Chem) worked as a chemical engineer and strategic planner and retired to Reno, NV. He passed away on May 14, 2010, survived by his wife, Ruth, two sons, a daughter, and one grandson.


Genia S. Albrecht (Solomon) (Attendee Chem) earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1954 from the University of Washington in Seattle and did postdoctoral work at Harvard. In 1956, she moved to Ithaca with her husband, Andreas C. Albrecht (B.S. ’50, Chem), and took a hiatus from her scientific work to raise a family. In the 1980s, she became a senior lecturer in biochemistry at Cornell University and was honored for her teaching. She died March 19, 2010, preceded in death by Andreas and survived by their four children and six grandchildren.


George “Jud” Payne (B.S. ’47; Ph.D. Chem with Rapoport) worked for Shell Development Company for 37 years, acquiring 38 patents. He passed away on January 11, 2010, preceded in death by a daughter and two sons, and survived by his wife, Madge, their daughter, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Donald E. Paul (M.S. Chem) earned his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and an executive management degree from Harvard Business School. He worked as a research chemist and, most recently, had his own market research consultancy service in the Watertown, MA, area until his retirement in 1985. The holder of two patents, he authored various publications of interest to combustion technology, including five on free-radical kinetics. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science,


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Chemical Marketing Research Association, and Sigma XI. He died on March 28, 2010, survived by his longtime companion, Betsy Mark, four children, and three grandchildren. Upon completion of his degree, Ervin K. “Ken” Hulet (Ph.D. Chem with Seaborg) joined the newly-formed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He participated in nuclear tests conducted in the South Pacific atoll of Eniwetok, which unexpectedly produced two new elements with the atomic numbers 99 and 100, eventually named einsteinium and fermium. On a year-long Fulbright Fellowship in Oslo, Norway, he laid the scientific groundwork for his remaining career. He was appointed leader of the Heavy Elements Group at Livermore and led work on a new apparatus for performing fast, automated chemistry on nuclei, created at the super HILAC linear accelerator at Berkeley, which led to the much-publicized discovery of what was then the heaviest atomic nucleus, mendelevium-258. His group became highly respected for their carefully prepared nuclear targets, resulting in fruitful collaborations such as searches for super-heavy nuclei with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, USSR, and with the GSI Laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany. In 1974, a collaboration between his Livermore group and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory discovered a new element with the atomic number of 106. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry eventually ratified the name his team proposed, “seaborgium,” which, Glenn Seaborg often remarked, was a more significant honor than winning the Nobel Prize. Hulet’s lab also discovered a new form of nuclear fission not anticipated by the theories of nuclear physics: bimodal symmetric fission. When his wife, Betty Jo “Joey,” was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1991, he retired from the Livermore Lab to help her through treatment, but she passed


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away only three months later. In recognition of his lifetime achievements in nuclear chemistry, Hulet was given the American Chemical Society Award for Nuclear Chemistry in 1994. He died June 29, 2010, survived by his son and daughter, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and his companion of seventeen years, Bobbette Cochran.

Institute in Copenhagen and at Brookhaven National Laboratories. In 1965, he accepted a position on the University of Notre Dame’s physics faculty, where he taught for 37 years. A fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Award, he passed away on October 19, 2009, survived by his wife, Sonja, and two sons.

Love of sailing and boating shaped the life of Girard J. “Jerry” Foster (B.S. ChemE). He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy (explosive ordinance disposal) and graduated from the U.S. Naval School of Underwater Swimmers in Key West, FL. Together with Shirley, his wife of 48 years, he sailed the U.S. coasts, Great Lakes, Caribbean Sea, Panama Canal, Mediterranean Sea, and on a San Francisco-Tahiti race. He also shared this love with many friends and family and was dedicated to all aspects of boating culture, including preserving the history of classic yachts. He passed away on April 21, 2010, survived by his wife.

Malcolm F. Nicol (Ph.D. Chem), a leader in high pressure chemistry, passed away on May 7, 2009. He taught at UCLA until 1999, when he joined the physics and chemistry faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As executive director of the UNLV High Pressure Sciences and Engineering Center, he led collaborations with shock laboratories at Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratory. He was the first to develop Raman spectroscopy in the diamond cell, made significant contributions to the expansion of the oxygen phase diagram, and pioneered the study of reaction kinetics of organic materials in shock experiments.


Robert O. Hutchins (B.S. Chem) earned his M.S. in chemistry from California State University Long Beach and his Ph.D. from Purdue. From 1985, he served on the faculty of Drexel University’s chemistry department in Philadelphia, PA, was head of the department until 2000, and continued as G. Sasin Professor of Chemistry until his retirement in 2007. He received an Outstanding LBSU Alumnus Award in 1987 and the Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1980. He passed away on Oct. 9, 2009, predeceased by his wife, MaryGail Hutchins, an industry chemist and adjunct faculty at Drexel; and survived by two sons and two grandsons.




David O. Harris (Ph.D. Chem with Gwinn) spent his career on the faculty of the UC Santa Barbara chemistry department. He was retired at the time his daughter, Diana Thomas, notified us that he passed away on August 24, 2010.


Jan M. Wouters (Ph.D. Chem with Cerny) passed away on April 5, 2010. A researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, he coauthored numerous articles on neutron capture.


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A long, devoted relationship to Berkeley in California than in India. But he got the hang of it. Berkeley was, he says, “a hell of a lot of hard work, a hell of a lot of stress, followed by a great deal of fun.” Part of that fun was meeting his wife-tobe, Ellen, who had been the roommate of his lab partner’s wife at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Like many young people in the 1960s, Ellen, a mid-westerner, had headed west after her undergraduate years and was working in San Francisco.

Chat and Ellen Chatterjee reconnect with Jud King at a recent Dean’s Dinner at The Faculty Club.


Forty-four years ago, Nirmal (“Chat”) Chatterjee applied for admission to the Ph.D. program in Berkeley’s chemical engineering department. The admissions forms were sent via surface mail to him in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, where he had earned his undergraduate engineering degree. By the time Chatterjee received the application forms, the Berkeley admissions deadline had passed. He filled them out and mailed them anyway. By the time the completed application arrived back in Berkeley, the admissions process had been completed and all the incoming students had been notified. The late application landed on the desk of C. Judson King, a young chemical engineering professor who would later become the dean of the College of Chemistry and the UC provost. King himself had arrived at Berkeley just three years earlier and was serving as admissions director for the department. Something about the application intrigued him. King kept the papers

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on his desk for several weeks and finally decided to admit one last Ph.D. student. A few months later, Chatterjee arrived on campus. It was the beginning of both a long and successful career in the chemical industry, and a long and devoted relationship to the Berkeley campus and the College of Chemistry. Chatterjee was born in 1943 and raised in Jamshedpur, in the eastern corner of India about 150 miles west of Kolkata. His father, an engineer who worked in local industries, stressed the importance of education to his son. In 1959, when Chatterjee was 15, he moved with his family to Kolkata, where he attended Calcutta University. “I was surrounded by very good professors and students,” he says, “and I acquired a deep knowledge of chemistry and chemical engineering.” Chatterjee earned his B.S. in chemistry and an M.S. in chemical technology. Arriving in Berkeley, Chatterjee quickly realized that things were done differently

Ellen was introduced to Chat, the two hit it off, and they married in 1970. Chatterjee completed his Ph.D. the following year, and the couple moved to Allentown, PA, where he began working at Air Products and Chemicals, a supplier of gases and other specialty chemicals. After 33 years at Air Products, Chatterjee retired in 2004 as corporate vice president of global environmental health and safety and engineering. Although the couple has visited every continent except Antarctica, their travels often bring them back to Berkeley. Just a year after joining Air Products, Chatterjee began returning to Berkeley annually as a company recruiter. He served as chair of the College of Chemistry Advisory Board from 1996 to 1998 and has sat on the board ever since. Chatterjee, along with other former students of Jud King, have nearly completed a drive to set up an endowed chair in King’s name. “Without Jud’s decision 44 years ago,” he says, “I would not be what I am today.” Chatterjee recently told the college advisory board the story of how he came to Berkeley. “I am sure you all contribute to causes which represent profound changes in your lives,” he told the board. “Professor King changed my life, and I ask you to join me in contributing to the chair, which will honor him.” To make a gift to the C. Judson King Tribute Fund, visit givetocal.berkeley.edu/chem or contact Mindy Rex at 510/642.9506 or rex@berkeley.edu

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s the year comes to a close, I have yet another opportunity to be encouraged and inspired by the continued generosity of our many donors.

We faced a difficult year, but with your help, we were able to continue to advance the research and teaching missions of the College while accomplishing many of the goals you learned about in previous issues of Catalyst. This progress would not have been possible without your consistent and generous support. We all know the future will hold many challenges. I also know that the College will continue to be sustained by a remarkable group of donors and friends who care deeply about the strength and character of our great institution. I am very grateful to you for being there when we need you most.


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The first three donor clubs listed—the California Benefactors, the Blue and Gold Society and the 1868 Society—are cumulative clubs. Donors’ lifetime giving to the College of Chemistry determines their club level. The remaining clubs are annual—the club level shows each donor’s giving during the 2009–10 year.

Cumulative Clubs

The Blue and Gold Society

California Benefactors

Anonymous Larry and Diane Bock Chen He Tung Dr. James O. Clayton Estate Warren E. Clifford Gus D. Dorough Henry F. Frahm Estate Richard M. and Lillian Lessler Irma McCollum Trust Dr. Reid T. Milner Trust Beatrice Thomas Estate Marie W. Woodward Estate

$1,000,000 and more


Anonymous Norbert C. Brady Dr. Nirmal and Mrs. Ellen Chatterjee Chen Yu-How T. Z. and Irmgard Chu Aldo DeBenedictis Estate Dr. Melvin J. Heger-Horst Trust Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard C. Howe Jr. Gunawan Jusuf Ross McCollum Trust Jean Mosher Pitzer Pitzer Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Warren G. Schlinger Ann E. Shiffler Estate Prof. David H. Templeton Dr. and Mrs. James R. Tretter Robert Tsao

$500,000 to $999,999

The 1868 Society $100,000 to $499,999 Anonymous (5) Mary Arnett Usman Atmadjaja Leo A. Berti Estate Bud Blue Thelma Buchanan Estate Sunney I. Chan

Chng Heng Tiu Mrs. Antonio T. Chong Robin D. Clark and Mary Mackiernan Chester W. Clark Estate Frank and Janice Delfino Drs. Thomas J. and Laura J. Dietsche Dr. Sam H. Eletr Drs. David S. Gee and Caryn C. Q. Lum William and Janet Gerhardt Suhargo Gondokusumo G. Douglas and Regina Gould Prof. and Mrs. John E. Hearst Prof. Darleane C. and Dr. Marvin Hoffman Robert and Yasuko Ikeda Stephen T. Isaacs and Kathryn Macbride Prof. Harold and Mrs. Mary Ella Johnston Ed Kim Kiong Yo Kian Engr. Joseph L. Koo and Helen C. Koo, M.D. Prof. Daniel E. Koshland Jr. Joseph M. and Dorothy K. Kunkel Lee Sheng Peng

Annie L. Li Liem Sioe Liong David Lieu M.D., M.B.A. Wesley and Elizabeth Lindsay Estate Tony K. and Louisa Ling Lie Shiong Tai Prof. Bruce H. Mahan Estate Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Mendelson Dr. and Mrs. Joon S. Moon Dr. Robert N. Noyce S. M. “Jack” Olsen Marjorie Pape Crandall Pearce Jonathan S. Powell Dr. Mochtar Riady Milton H. and Ethel M. Ritchie Klaus and Mary Ann Saegebarth James A. Sanford Patricia M. Schreter Mr. and Mrs. John W. Scott Jr. William H. Shiffler Dr. Charles E. and Mrs. Dorothy H. Stehr Tan Keong Choon Henry K. Tom Mrs. Theodore Vermeulen Doris H. Welles Estate Eka Tjipta Widjaja Prof. Charles R. Wilke Estate Eugene T. C. Wu

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Lewis Associates

Latimer Associates

Giauque Associates

Seaborg Associates

$50,000 and more




Named for Gilbert Newton Lewis, the college’s first dean.

Named for Wendell Latimer, professor of chemistry.

Named for Nobel Laureate and chemistry professor William F. Giauque.

Named for Nobel Laureate and chemistry professor Glenn Seaborg.

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Annual Giving Clubs Gifts received in 2009–10

The Lewis Associates $50,000 and more Anonymous (2) T. Z. and Irmgard Chu William L. Friend Drs. David S. Gee and Caryn C. Q. Lum David Lieu, M.D., M.B.A. Karl Malmquist Estate Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Mendelson Pitzer Family Foundation Prof. David H. Templeton Dr. and Mrs. James R. Tretter

The Latimer Associates $10,000 to $49,999 Prof. Paul A. Bartlett and Dr. Yumi Nakagawa Carl P. Beitelshees Sunney I. Chan Dr. Nirmal and Mrs. Ellen Chatterjee Ronald L. Clendenen

Thomas and Martha De Jonghe Drs. Thomas J. and Laura J. Dietsche Dimitrios and Nina Dimitrelis Dean and Becky Draemel Helen H. Farrell George M. Fohlen Kai-Ye Fung William and Janet Gerhardt Vic and Faye Gunther David G. Karraker Ed Kim Edward F. Kleinman Jan and Maria Leeman Arturo Maimoni Timothy and Roberta Montgomery Curtis Lee Munson James A. Sanford Dr. and Mrs. Warren G. Schlinger Patricia M. Schreter Virginia and William Schultz Dr. J. A. Trainham and Dr. L. D. Waters

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Tim and Valerie Bruemmer Ruth and Mike Cheng William A. Daniels Pete Dragovich and Pei-Pei Kung Matthew K. Fountain Herbert Hooper Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Kaldor Stanley Kelly Donald H. Mohr Albert Narath Joan Friedman Newmark and Richard Newmark Rodney and Jeanne Panos Steven Sciamanna Tonny and Fay Soesanto Bruce E. and Susan J. Stangeland Dr. Charles E. and Mrs. Dorothy H. Stehr Barbara A. Tenenbaum Rodney and Suzanne Thompson Ron and Lucy Wetzel Steven and Mary Young

The Seaborg Associates $2,500 to $4,999

$5,000 to $9,999 Dr. Francisco J. Barnes de Castro Edwin D. Becker Ardra C. Brodale

Anonymous Ronald J. Banducci David Bass Prof. Robert and Ms. Wendy Bergman

Norman Bonner Robert A. Chinn Clelland R. Downs Rocky L. Freel and Nancy Skilling Eric Haas Prof. Clayton Heathcock and Ms. Cheri Hadley John F. Heil Richard W. Hyman John Jost Jr. Kiyoshi and Irene Katsumoto Frederick Lam Polam Lee Virginia and Frank Lew Gary and Irene Masada Steven S. Moor Herb Nelson William R. Parrish Prof. and Mrs. Norman E. Phillips Darwin and Donna Poulos Ferenc Rosztoczy, Ph.D. Klaus and Mary Ann Saegebarth Georgieanna L. Scheuerman Manesh and Margarita Shah Karen and Scott Sibbett Dr. Eric R. Sirkin Mr. and Mrs. John R. Skinner Clinton D. and Sharon Snyder Linn Specht, M.D. Kong-Heong Tan George and Stephanie Tyson Willard M. Welch Kathleen M. Welsh, M.D.

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Calvin Club

Tobias Club

Hildebrand Club





Named for Charles Wilke, professor of chemical engineering.

Named for Nobel Laureate and chemistry professor Melvin Calvin.

Named for chemical engineering professor Charles Tobias.

Named for chemistry professor Joel Hildebrand.

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g r e g m i l l e r is a senior chemistry major. He was born in San Diego, where he attended high school and community college before transferring to Berkeley. He is working with graduate student Casey Brown in the Bergman/Raymond groups. He is applying to graduate school in chemistry and plans to be a chemistry professor.

$1,000 to $2,499


Drs. Juana V. and Andreas Acrivos Keith Alexander David L. Anderson Myron Andrews Anonymous Daniel and Shelley Arenson Kelly M. and Mark A. Aubart Timothy A. Barbari Richard Behrens Prof. Harvey W. Blanch M. Robert Blum John and Sharon Brauman R. R. Breckenfeld Michelle Marie Brodale Richard Brodzinsky Marilee Brooks David and Donna Brown Michael J. Buckley Frederick L. Burnett, III John Bush William H. Calkins Prof. Joseph and Mrs. Susan Cerny Edmund Chambers S. Kumar and Uma Chandrasekaran Ming-Chou Chen Yuenyee M. Cheng Karl O. Christe J. Peter and Nancy L. Clark Michael W. Clark John W. Collette Robert S. Crowder Frank Delfino Walter and Eleanor Dong Michelle Christine Douskey Walton Ellis Tarric M. El-Sayed Gail G. Engerholm Steven and Terri Fantazia George Fisk Howard and Mina Fong George Anders Fosselius Shun C. Fung Man K. Go

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Calvin Huynh

Wataru Goishi Charles and Karen Goss G. Douglas and Regina Gould Elaine and Arnold Grossberg Rika Hagiwara The Halloran Family Prof. Charles B. Harris Barry P. Hart Jessie Herr Joel Hill Victor Ho William and Hoi-Ying Holman David V. Horak Michael H. Imbacuan David R. and Karen W. Johnson Stephen and Elizabeth Johnson Prof. and Mrs. William L. Jolly

“I am very grateful to have received the Heger-Horst award. The financial support has allowed me to participate worry-free in research in the College of Chemistry.�

Gary and Patricia Kaiser Dr. and Mrs. Max J. Kalm Paul H. Kasai David E. Kepler Chung-Pai Kim Dr. and Mrs. Fred Kirby Kevin A. Klotter Hiroaki Kobayashi Janell Kobayashi Henry F. Koopmann LaRoc and Linda Kovar Allen A. Kozinski John M. Krochta James A. Krom James and Barbara Lago Julian I. Landau Rich Lawton Peter W. Lee Soo-Ying Lee

Prof. W. A. Lester Jr. Mark Lewellyn David A. Lightner Robert and June Lindquist Tony K. and Louisa Ling Scott and Annette Lynn Chin and Ann Ma Xiaojun Ma and Xiaodong Wu Jane and Michael MacDonald Thomas and Gael Mallouk Kao-Wen Mao Prof. Samuel and Mrs. Lydia Markowitz Prof. Michael Marletta and Ms. Margaret Gutowski Dean Richard and Mrs. Jo Anne Mathies Michael J. McCormick, M.D. Alice I. Eastman McKay Larry and Debbie Meisner

donors to the college Richard L. Merson Thomas J. Meyers Walter H. Moos and Susan M. Miller Lingfung Mok Chair and Mrs. Daniel M. Neumark Richard D. Newman Amy Ng and Rodrigo Susperreguy Fujio Okino Ogbemi O. Omatete Charles Joseph Ordonia Chin-Tzu Peng Llad Phillips Jeanne Pimentel Rene J. Prestwood John A. Ragan Frank and Annette Rahn Andrew Ramelmeier Prof. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Raymond Chair Jeffrey A. and Ms. Karen B. Reimer Shiyi Ren John L. Robbins Joel W. Rosenthal Jonathan H. Rowell David Sable Marsha Sable Michael and Lucille Schloemer Bill Schriver Gary P. Schwartz Sher G. Singh Mike Solomon and Ellen Lee Mrs. Judith and Prof. Gabor Somorjai Thomas M. Stachelek Donna R. Sterling Ivan T. Stinson Ms. Carolyn North and Prof. Herbert L. Strauss Prof. Andrew Streitwieser Michael Joseph Sullivan and Ellie Yi-Li Yieh Kalpathi and Jayasree Suryanarayanan Jack D. Swanburg Bruce Gerald Szczepankiewicz Richard M. Teeter

Anne F. and Anson B. Thacher Ms. Rosemary and Prof. T. Don Tilley Ravi Upadhye Ernesto Valdes-Krieg Michael G. Valentine Dale E. Van Sickle James P. Vokac and Stacey T. Baba Dr. Grier A. Wallace Andrew Wang Raymond Chiu and Stephanie Wang Mark Wegner and Mary Korn Keith R. Westcott Dr. Gene Westenbarger Ron and Lucy Wetzel Robert Wilhelm Roger G. and Molly W. Williams Mark G. Wilson and Deborah C. Dalzell Gar Lok Woo William Allen Wood Dr. Frank X. Woolard Prof. Peidong Yang and Ms. Mei Wang Ji Zhu and Wei Zhao

The Calvin Club $500 to $999 Arthur and Frances Abramson Carlo and Barbara Alesandrini Stuart T. Anderson Anonymous (6) Evan and Mary Appelman Prof. John Arnold and Ms. Jennifer Shaw Burke and Carole Baker Karen Jernstedt and Jim Barkovich Michael L. Barry Donald Boerth Marvin and Judith Brafman C. Hackett Bushweller Michael F. Carolan Bill and Crystal Casteel David Chan

Vincent Chan Michelle and Jeffrey Chang Andrew Y. Cheng Delano and Helen Chong Ronald N. Clazie Harold Cota John E. Crider Matthew Shane Croughan Jed E. Davidow and Marnie Harker Thomas and Cynthia Delfino Ron Dickenson Gus D. Dorough Rochelle and Robert Dreyfuss William E. Dunn Rudy Dyck John G. Ekerdt Victor and Louise Engleman Mark R. Etzel Nicholas A. Fedrick Bruce A. Firestone Prof. Graham Fleming and Ms. Jean McKenzie Stanley W. Fong Megan E. Fox Craig S. Frial Philip R. Friedel Friends of Eric Abramson Scholarship Fund Takashi Fujikawa Frank P. Gay Michael B. Gentzler David L. Grier Margaret Guo Andrew Guzelian Grant W. Haddix Mr. and Mrs. SoonKap Hahn Andrew Harautuneian Marlin D. Harmony Florence Pat Haseltine Frank Hershkowitz Duane Heyman I. C. and Kimi Hisatsune Richard J. Buss and Pauline Ho Judy C. Huang and Ken A. Nishimura Michael R. Hull Yasuko Ikeda Mark J. and Alice H. Isaacson Adrienne Iwata

Dilip K. Joshi Adele Kayser and Family Jack Kelly Prof. Sung-Hou and Mrs. Rosalind Kim Te Piao King P. G. Kosky Deanne C. Krenz Santohk S. Labana Frances Lee Wei-Luo Lee Prof. Yuan Tseh and Mrs. Bernice Lee Marc and Tsun-Tsun Levin James W. Lewis and Dale A. Roche Wes Liang Arnold A. Liebman Richard M. Lim and Terate B. Nalukas Nelson Lin Peter and Rachel Lipowicz Feng-Quan Liu Dick and Myra Lynch Mary M. Mader Prof. Bruce H. Mahan Estate Jon Maienschein Craig Markey Paul and Ann McCaslin Robert C. McIntosh Peter M. McKinney Alison McLean Michael E. McManus L. Curtis Mehlhaff Marcia A. Middleton Michael J. Miller Paul E. Morrisroe R. J. Nagle Jr. Douglas James Ng Prof. Heino Nitsche and Ms. Martha Boccalini David A. O’Brien Kent Opheim Henry and Mary Elizabeth Padgett Edward John Palkot Yong Kwang Park Garry Iain George Parton John and Cheryl Petersen David B. Phillips Joan and Rich Phillips

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Gurdeep S. Ranhotra Elmer and Helen Reist Mindy Rex and John Dischinger Szymon Sabala Ryan and Janice Saiki William Sailor, Ph.D. Takayoshi Sasaki Harry N. and Jane L. Scheiber Dr. and Mrs. Francis J. Schmitz Arnold and Janice Seidule Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler Stephen and Lila Shain Jerry Richard Shuper Gerald Smolinsky Randy Snurr Jeffrey P. Solar and Rosalyn Furukawa David F. Starks James Stocking James S. Symanski Masato and Miyeko Tanabe Michael J. Tauber Greg O. Taylor Huijun Tian Curtis M. Tong Michael W. Tsiang Petra N. Turowski Leslie N. Watson and Gary Beers Dr. Richard J. Wilcox Charles L. Wilkins Phillip A. Wilmarth and Janis Shampay Derek R. Witty Katsumi Yamamoto Sachio Yamamoto Catherine Diep Cecilia Lee Yu and Timothy Kar Yu

The Tobias Club $250 to $499 Hugh Barnett Bruce N. Bastian James Beck John Bedbrook and Pamela Dunsmuir

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Patrick Bengtsson and Erin Bydalek Stacey Bent and Bruce Clemens Marina Berdichevsky Carl M. Berke Steven and Sandra Bernasek William E. Bondinell Marie T. Borin, Ph.D. Richard W. Borry Lawrence J. Bowerman John J. Brodbeck David Burge Allan R. Champion Jeanne C. Chang Karen Chang Shih-Ger (Ted) Chang Stephen T. Chang Shiuan Chen Lung W. Chiao-Yap Marina M. Chin Leland J. Chinn Maria T. Clark Julian A. Codelli Robert and Debora Couey Calvin J. Curtis Sheryl and Kenneth Dahl Timothy and Suzanne Devitt Dr. Lawrence H. Dubois Victoria A. Edwards Bruce A. Ellsworth Aaron Eppler John Fabera Dwight A. Fine Michael and Mary Flaugh Girard (Jerry) Foster Tim Frederick Sabrina Fu and Philip Rous Alvin S. Fuse Peter Gates Mary K. Gilles Avery Goldstein Ross A. Gould Samuel L. Graham Gail L. Gray Joseph M. Greendorfer Dr. Scott V. Gronert William Guilford Paul H. Gusciora David J. Hart Steven Leopold Hartford, M.D., Ph.D.

Faraj Hasanayn Derek J. Hei Frank and Melanie Hernandez Robert Hickman Don Hildenbrand Elvin L. and Donna I. Hoel Richard and Patricia Hoff Mei-Shel and Jin-Lon Hon Richard Honnell Yu Con Hoong Larry E. Huber John T. Hunt William Y. Ja Bob Jagow Paul J. Jansen Jack Jew Eusebio Juaristi James S. Kane Edward L. King James A. Klein Robert Knott Drucilla D. Knutsen Dr. and Mrs. Romesh Kumar Edward D. Lally Stephen M. Lambert Dr. Kai Lamottke Lee and Masako Lanselle Prof. Stephen R. Leone Traci A. and Timothy A. Lewis Michelle Kong and Jun Li Luke Liang Jon and Ren-Chih Lin Maria S. Ling Christopher A. Lipinski Glenn Lipscomb Thomas G. Lockwood Prof. Jeffrey Long Troy Ly Patricia D. Mackenzie Rajinder K. Mahendroo Gregory S. Girolami and Vera V. Mainz Toby and Jason Massman John M. McDonald Juan R. McKinney Kenneth E. Meeker Prof. and Mrs. Howard C. Mel John G. Mengshol David W. Moreland Arthur I. Morgan

Barbara and Dennis Morrell Mike Moyer and Margaret Chu-Moyer Robert and Susan Mullen Sean P. Mullen Barry T. Murphey Timothy J. Myers Dr. and Mrs. Louie A. Nady John Barry Nash Harry T. (Tom) Nelson Dr. David R. Nethaway Allen Ng Steve Ng and Lynn Tangudtaisuk Nancy Norem Naomi Obinata Miles Okino Stephen ONeil Robert J. Ouellette Keith Pang James Papanu Richard C. Pilger Jr. Bava Pillay Craig and Janet Polson Roland Quong David Rabuka Prof. Clayton Radke Raghavan and Janaki Ramanan Ronald Ratcliffe Tim Revak Larry Ricker Gene Roberts Mark and Regina Rodwell Guido Rosati Mark E. Rosen Ola M. Saad Larry Schick Erika Schneider, Ph.D. Alan and Gail Searcy Frederic T. Selleck, Ph.D. Dr. Susan Sharfstein and Dr. Joseph Shiang Donald and Carmen Shiosaki Eric C. Shiue Prof. Kevan Shokat Ab Siadati, M.D. Wade Napoleon Sisk Joseph P. Smith Shinji and Masuko Soneda Andrew James Souers

Elsa (Ph.D. Candidate, M.C.B.) and Nelly Tretter enjoy the remodeled Hildebrand Library and Student Learning Center at a reception before the Dean’s Dinner.

Julie Stewart Christina M. Stuart Janet Tamada Jeffrey Tane Jerome H. and Selma E. Targovnik David G. Taylor Edmund Thelen John F. Thompson Ken Tokunaga Rebecca C. Tong Gail Godsey Trimble Baylor B. and Linda M. Triplett Constantine Tsonopoulos Renée van de Griend Jack Van Den Bogaerde Lindy Vejar Deane Stefan Walker Lisa Wang Sheldon A. Weber R. B. Weisenmiller, Ph.D. Robert B. Welch Fred and Cristel Wemer Heather D. Whitley Richard F. Wormsbecher Albert H. Wu Fonda B. Wu Priscilla Yang and Nathanael Gray Kenneth and Nicole Yi Chisuk F. Yom Robert D. Zimmerman William T. Zimmerman Paul Zittel

The Hildebrand Club $100 to $249 Raul E. Acosta Sondra B. and Daniel L. Akins David Gary Alberg and Gretchen Hofmeister Harry Alderson Spiro Alexandratos Dr. and Mrs. David Altman Rex Altman James and Jacqueline Ames Phyllis and Larry Anderson Anonymous (5) Robert and Nancy Antonoplis Edward and Florence Aoyagi John D. Arenivar Morris D. Argyle Don W. Arnold Lucienne Ash Charles E. and Marianne Auerbach Bruce and Helene Ault Steven C. Avanzino Bruce J. Bader Douglas J. Bamford Robert J. Baseman Craig P. Baskin George H. Batchelder Dr. David Beach and Ms. Roxana Beach Ronald L. Bedard Norman Peter Belle Robert and Jackie Bellerose

Scott C. Benson Janet E. Bercovitz Ryan Berger Clayton G. Berling Neeraj and Nidhi Bhatnagar Richard N. Biagioni Jacob Bigeleisen Ryan Bise Paul D. Bisio Loring K. Bjornson Todd A. Blumenkopf Richard Boden Jerome V. Boots John and Claire Boursalian James E. Boyden Robert J. Breuer William H. Brown Edward Bruggemann Lucinda F. Buhse and Steven A. Kinsley Carol J. Burns Thomas and Eileen Busching Charles Nicholas Buser Holger Butenschoen Roseanna M. Caldwell James L. Caley Mark Camenzind Jonathan and Linda Carlson Ronald M. Carn Barbara Anne Carpenter Rodolfo and Miriam Carty Chris J. Carvalho Ching-Jen Chang Chu-An Chang Donald F. Charles Linda Chen Philip and Cynthia Chen Yong S. Chen Zhan Chen and Mei Tang Donald Cheung Shannon I. Chi and Zachary K. Sweeney Collette Ching Daniel Chinn Melanie Chiu Gerald N. Choi Cheryl Chow Gordon G. Chu Yong-Hwee Chua Janet Chuang

Michelle Claffey and Stephane Caron Mary E. Clifford Jeffrey M. and Kerry L. Cogen David Cohen Martin Colaco John Barrett Collins Donald R. Colvin F. Warren Colvin Peter S. Connell Morgan P. Conrad Dr. Anthony Contreras Mary M. Conway David and Abbey Cook John F. Cooper Douglas Hensley Cortez Tucker Coughlen Evangeline G. Cruz David L. Cullen Bo Curry Judith A. Cutino Alan K. Darby David C. Darwin Drs. Cameron and Jean Dasch Pravin K. Dattani Paul and Jane Davis Pedro de Andres Kenneth E. De Bruin Herbert H. De Friez Andrew and Carol DeGraca Stephen G. DiMagno James R. Divine Charles Do Laurie J. Dockter Denis and Donna Drapeau Lois J. Durham Doug Edwards David J. Ellis Prof. Jon and Mrs. Pam Ellman Edith, Polly, and Diane Eskenasy Stephen Falling Nina Mauney Farjadi Nassim Farrokhzad Dr. Dr. Rüdiger Faust Peter S. Fedkiw J. L. Fick Warren W. Flack Stewart and Louise Fong Bruce M. Foreman David Forsyth

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Willard R. Foss Elizabeth Francois Loyd D. Frashier Kevin and Barbara Fuller Ethan C. Galloway Terry Galloway Jing Gao Jose Garcia-Ramirez Don Gartner and Donelle Enritt Steven and Hillary Garwin John Gavenonis Juris P. Germanas Kevin R. Geurts and Angela R. Smith Dan Gezelter Peter Giannousis Marcus I. Gibson Edward Gillan Jack T. Gilmore Will Glesener Aaron Glimme Miriam Gochin Gary M. Goncher Alex Goretsky Harold and Margaret Granquist Ronald W. Grant Susan Graul Dr. F. Richard Green, III Laura Greenfield Paul J. Gregory David Grossman Lara A. Gundel Robert Gunther Lucy B. Hagan Kenneth and Carol Hamilton Jeffrey H. Handono John and Angela Harder George L. Hardgrove Jr. J. Ronald Hargreaves B. Neal Harman Edwin R. Harris Everette Harris Ian Harris Robert E. Harris Tom Harvey Corinne D. Hausmann Michal and Timothy Hawk Dr. Auda K. Hays James and Jeannine Healy

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Dr. Scott J. Hecker Sue Heinemann Dr. and Mrs. Max J. Helix Robert and Ellen Hempton Robert W. Hermsen Paul Hernandez William T. Hicks Marcus Hinkson Toshiaki Hino Eric Hintsa Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hirotsu Hansel Ho Jason Ho Lisa Hochrein Lucas R. Hoffman Rosa M. Hohman Eleanor M. Holland David Holtz Seung Hong and Seog Kong Chris Hovde Helen Hoyt Lewis Hsu Zhengjie Hu and Wendy Ng Mary Lee Hyde Anthony T. Iavarone Michael K. Ishii William Ja Thomas P. Jarvie Ronald Jensen John A. Jensvold Russell D. Johnson Jr. David M. Jonas Patricia W. and Russell L. Jones T. Keith Jones S. L. Jung Andreas V. Kadavanich Yohji Kameoka Richard B. Kaner Eric Keim Thomas Ross Kelly Joshua Jahmil Kennedy-Smith William B. Kezer Ellen Kick James Kilduff John S. Killian Judy E. Kim Andrew Kindler Todd Kindorf John Kindsvater Baldwin King

Mary Ann King Kim Kinoshita Paul and Tracy Klein William and Elizabeth Klemperer Roland Koestner Trudy Kong Drs. Rebecca E. Taylor and Anthony R. Kovscek Kenneth W. Kraus Shailaja Krishnamurthy Paul J. Krusic Ajay G. Kshatriya James T. Kuwada Sasha Kweskin Hyuk S. Kwon Justin Kwong Cam-Mi La Brian B. Laird Zadig C. Lam Arnold Lamb Joseph R. Landolph Jr. William C. Langworthy Bart Larrenaga William J. Lawrence Joseph V. Lecce Charles Michael Lederer Chang Jae Lee Christina J. Lee James J. Lee Wang-Thai Lee and Anna K. Fok Alice Lee-Dutra Charles and Tonya Lemmon Richard S. Leonard Cissy Leung Keith Leung Daniel Leva Alan Levy A. Lew Norman and Yvonne Li Dr. William G. Light Bernard Joseph Lilly Jr. Megan M. Lim Chun K. Lin Florence J. Lin, Ph.D. Jack Lin Jasper C. Lin Joseph and Cathy Lin Manfred Lindner David Lindsay

Mika Lindvall Benjamin T. Liu Pamela W. Liu Yan and Yvonne Liu Lisa Lobree and Cameron Abrams Mark Loncar John W. Lorimer Brian and Serene Lovell Cliff Lowe George M. Lucier Charles N. Ludvik Tom Mac Phee Marc Machbitz Khorshed Madan Karyl A. Maier Doug Mandel Nolan Mangelson David W. M. Marr Paul Martin Con and Mary McCormick Dr. William R. McDonell James W. McFarland Robert McKoon Keith and Liz McLaughlin John Mersch, III Dr. Roger and Helen Metzler Charles and Diane Meyer Richard Michelman and Karen Meyer Ognjen Miljanic George P. Miljanich Richard R. Miller Prof. and Mrs. William H. Miller William and Anita Miller Christian J. Minot Peter D. Mlynek Daniel P. Morgan Jim Muirhead James B. Murdoch Thomas F. Murphy Tatsuhiko and Mihoko Nakashige Wesley C. Natzle Jeff Nelson Marshall Douglas Nelson Madeline M. Netto Thomas W. Newton Goretti Ngao

benefits of Tuan Nguyen Wesley Nurss James L. and Georgiana Nygaard Jodie M. Nygaard John O’Connell Prof. Joseph M. O’Connor Patrick J. Orme Steven H. Overbury Thomas D. Padrick Mr. and Mrs. Luisito E. Palad Spyridon Papadakis Rudolph Pariser Christopher C. Parks John E. Parmeter Chris Parr Patricia Dooley Parrish Colonel Douglas A. Patterson Chuck Paul Chih-Yuan and Shiau-Shiau Pei Mike L. Perry Jaan Pesti Leonidas Petrakis Paul A. Petruzzelli Co D. and Thuy T. Pham Sundiep (Tehara) Phanse Jason Ploeger Matthew Plunkett J. Kenneth Poggenburg Jan Polissar Max Y. Pong Gary and Lily Poon Dr. J. Winston Porter Max and Stacey Pray Elisabeth and Jonathan Price Austin Prindle Susan Puglia Thomas Quick Peter D. Quinn David Rabb Donald L. Raimondi Tom and Betty Ransohoff Rekha R. Rao Edgar A. Rasquin Sandra A. Rehling Liane Reif-Lehrer and Sherwin S. Lehrer Manfred G. Reinecke Dennis and Marta Reuter Edgar and Rowena Reyes

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v i r g i n i a t e i g e is a second-year graduate student in Professor Ronald Cohen’s lab. She was born in Bloomington, IN, and attended the University of Indiana for her undergraduate degree. She is developing compact sensor packages to monitor several gases that are controlled through international climate and air quality agreements, including carbon dioxide and ozone. She wants to be a professor of chemistry.

“The Saegebarth fellowship will help me use the results of my research with greenhouse gas sensors for education outreach in local K-12 schools.”

Jed Richardson Alice and Rudolph Rico Mark Roebuck Gerry Rollefson Leo Romm Albert J. Rothman Barney Rubin David S. Rumschitzki Scott Rychnovsky David Sandford Robert and Judith Santini Chantima Savagatrup Robert A. Scherrer and Marilynn C. Scherrer David P. Schmidt Nick R. Schott Peter Schubart

Barry Schwarz Gretchen M. Schwenzer Martin Seamons Richard Searle Timothy and Tamera Selchau Paul Shain and Wendy Walfoort George V. Shalimoff Anita J. Shaw Kathryn Shepler George S. Sheppard Albert E. Sherwood Martin D. Shetlar James S. Shirk May-Feng Shiue Hugh C. Silcox Howard E. Simon Robert Simpson

Mary F. Singleton Michael Siu Arthur C. Smith Michael E. Smith John E. Sohn Deborah L. Solomon Bruce Spencer Harry and Margaret Spencer Susan Chun and Pete Spielmann Virginia Stark David Stern Dr. Fred B. Stitt Estate Elise C. Stone Elaine B. Stoner Frederick J. Strieter Pieter Stroeve

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E. Thomas Strom John P. Sullivan Ted Sun; Sun Innovations, Inc. Joseph J. Sweeney Chris Tagge Fred Tanaka Francis Tanzella Marc E. Tarrasch Terre Terzakis Klaus H. Theopold Peter M. Thomson James Thorne Colin M. Tice Jeffrey Tom Paul Tong Lora G. Toy John A. Trimmer Lisa and Eugene Tung Han and Hera Tunggal Noel H. Turner David Uehling Don E. Ugwu Raymond T. Underberg John P. Unik Nikhil and Manisha Varaiya Paul Verderber Gil and Carmencita Villanueva Matthew Volgraf Gregory J. Wagner Jennifer S. Wakita Harold Walba Bennet M. Wang Cliff Wang Kai Wang David Watt Donald K. Wedegaertner Bruce and Shari Weiller

Berthold J. Weis Peter H. Wendschuh Greg Went William C. Wernau Carolyn A. Westerdahl James and Mary White Ieda Siqueira Wiarda Richard C. Wilmer Dr. Richard E. Wolf Joseph L. Womack Eric K. Wong Harvey Wong Patrick Wong Sharon M. Wong Mabel Lowe Woo Annie Wu Hao Xu Terry T. Yamada Elsa Yan Bo Yang Eric Pao Yan Yang Zhen Yu Yang David R. Yarkony Marshall Iav Yeh Benjamin King Fai Yeung Anissa and Gary Yeung Shirley Chao Yfantis Steven Sibener and Linda Young Raymond K. Yu Marsha Yuan Yao Yue Loette Zablackis Richard and Susan Zare Minxue Zheng Chester A. Zimmerman Rebecca Zuckerman

College of Chemistry seniors gather on the plaza in September for their third annual Senior Class Dinner.

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The Honor Roll $99 and below Jesse W. Adams P. J. Alaimo Paula Alba Green Mazhar N. Ali John M. Allegretti Yuria Anaga Anonymous (6) David Arnosti Zaid A. Astarabadi Robert and Yadja Bacher Leif M. Backlund Mikael P. Backlund Reha Bafrali Jennifer L. Barnes Joel M. Barnett Edward M. Barrish Elizabeth H. Bartky Sarah C. Bell Dean Bender Mitchell M. Berman Dhruv Bhatanagar Yashodhan Bhawe Janet F. Bickford Thomas S. Bischof Sarah Schofield Bittner Gerry G. Bong Justin and Andrea Bramwell Mitchell C. Brenner Anne Y. Brody Edward M. Brooks Elizabeth R. Burkhardt John Bushweller Kyle B. Caldwell Wayne M. Camirand Kenneth H. Campbell Hans K. Carlson John W. Carroz Donald A. Cass Allison G. Caster Dr. Jeffrey J. Chalmers Robert P. Chambers Julia Chan Erik Chandra Caroline Chandra Tjin Angela Y. Chang Mary Pin Chang Michelle M. Chang

Jonathan D. Chapple-Sokol Alan William Chen Mohammad Hadi and Jen Chen Yingjie Chen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. C. Chew Diana Chien Eddie E. Chou Wen Fei Chu James L. Cole Efren David Contreras Marta Steven E. Copley Virginia Cornish Caitlin H. Couey Jim G. Crump Bernardo M. T. daCosta Jarad Daniels Jesse Dashe Manoshi S. Datta Charles F. Davis Howard E. Davis Jr. Frederick J. de Meyer Laurie Robinson deCastongrene Diana M. DeGregorio Francisco and Andrea Dias Beatrice A. Dimpfl Hong T. Dinh Marcus H. Donaldson Ronald P. Drucker Kathleen L. Early Marlene Jensen and John W. Eastman Philip M. Edwards David Eisenberg Alan S. Emanuel Matthew T. Ensign Felicia A. Etzkorn Maria Fardis Watson Fearing H. G. Featherstonaugh Erika Feller Jere D. and Theresa D. Fellmann Carolina T. Fineman-Sotomayor Tom and Iris Fink Jack and Suzanne Finney Dr. Mary F. Foltz Reyes M. Fragoso Janice D. Frazier Renee R. Frontiera

Han Fu Wei Teik Gan Jingyun Juliana Gao Michael D. Gillespie Michael and Hillary Gilson Brian C. Gin Gwen M. Ginley David Glueck Joshua E. Goldberger Ming Gong Beth and Timothy Grasel Michael L. Greenfield Douglas B. Grotjahn Jolande K. Gumz Joseph L. Haberfeld Neil S. Hanabusa Laurie A. Hart Melissa Haryanto Courtney James Hastings John Hecht William C. Hecker Thomas and Sharla Heinzer Bruce Henschel Melissa Herbage Gail Hernandez Douglas M. Herr Norman Hill Paul V. Hinman Louie and Delta T. Horton David D. Hsu Joan Budz Humphreys Olivia Y. Hung Peter Hurlimann Maxine Hutchin Calvin Huynh Richard T. Ige Jean-Pierre G. Jacks Tuangporn Jackson Janice S. Javier Kyle Jensvold Franklin and Rose Jin Jon A. Johnsen Audrey Johnson Brian Johnston Berardo Jurado Anita E. Kalathil Daniel Kamei Steven C. Kaplan Tim Karpishin Jeffrey Kelterborn

Hassan Khan Susan Sora Kim Tae Kyung Kim Matthew Cameron Kinne Selene Koo Nitzan Koppel Gayane Koshkarayan Mark H. Krackov Georgina Garbutt Kratzer Cynthia Krieger James H. Krueger Alexandre F. Kubicka John and Elizabeth Kuhn Albert C. Lai John R. Lai Peggy Lai Diana F. Lam Lisa H. Lam Michelle C. Lam Josef Landau and Hanna Fogelman John F. Lathrop Theresa W. Lau Warren Lau Thu Alice Le Marianne Asaro Martin and Nailin Lee Victoria Lee Nicholas Leefer Joshua Leonard Eliza-Beth W. Lerch Ping Sun James Leung Christina Y. Lew Andrew Liang Thomas and Janet Lichterman Zhen Lin Eulanca Y. Liu Tong Liu James Long Lawrence and Stephanie Loomis-Price Thomas J. Lowery Ying Ying Lu Henry S. Luftman Matthew James Carl Lusich Lena Luu Richard A. MacPhail Frank A. Mahler Tom Maimone Alvin W. Mao

Joseph J. Marlin Andrew B. Martin Andrew M. Mazzone Christopher and Ellen McBride Barry and Donna McElmurry Richard P. McGinnis Anne E. McGuire Michael J. McKelvy Haig and Armine Mekhdjian J. Hoyt Meyer Adam D. Miller Mark E. Mizianty Timothy I. Moder Carol (Mahon) Moenke Wilson Mok Jeffrey and Elizabeth Moreton Astrid M. Mueller Karl T. Mueller Norbert Muller William Murray Matthew Myeng Kyun Na John Nakanishi Marcel W. Nathans, Ph.D. Greg and Cindy Naylor Nathan R. Neale Randy P. Neisler Diana and Steven Newman Pui Shan Ng Long H. Nguyen Timothy O’Callaghan Eugene H. O’Connor Sarah Ollikkala Jones Marjorie Olson Robert M. Onorato Mark F. Ornellas William H. Orttung Robin Padilla Libbie S. Pelter Rixin Peng Eric S. Peterson Anh-M. Phan Joseph P. Phillips John and Judi Pohl Morgan Ponder Geoffrey Prentice Andrew D. Presley Jesse Qi and Jimei Tian Christina L. Quigley Bob Rahardjo

Leila A. Ranis Edward E. Ray Richard A. Reinhardt Barbara Reisner Gordon and Sharon Renkes Julius Rene Reyes Matthew Aaron Richards Keith W. Rickert Gary E. Ritchey Hank Rodeen Glen Amos Rogers Dobbie L. Roisen Ara H. Rostomian Jonathan J. Roybal Eric P. Ruby Wayne E. Sackett Sanford A. Safron Jeffrey S. Sasaki Charles H. Schallhorn William J. Scott, M.D. Lynne, Steven, and Eric Seaborg Alan Sentman Kamesh H. Shah Priya S. Shah Matthew Sheldon Tae Soo Shin Gary L. Shuck Todd P. Silverstein Harmeet Singh Travis Smith Shepard J. Smithline Ferry and Melani Soendjojo Jong Hwa Song Joseph Sonnenberg Gilbert A. St. John Robert J. Stanley Walter A. Stark Jr. Steven and Gloria Stoltz Diane Suen Geary C. Sun Andree Susanto Jon T. Swanson Robert and Margaret Switzer Robert and Linda Swofford Chi Hang T. Tai Victor K. Tam Iok I. Tang Yun-Chen and Amy Tang Vazken Tashinian

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Junaedi T. Teh Mansi Thakkar Sigvor H. Thornton Novy S. Tjokro Ching Yin To Raymond To Paulina N. Tran Rosalie Tran Thanh Xuan Thi Tran Dale Brian Trowbridge Julie Tse Richard Underwood Tim Underwood Ricardo Unikel Mathias van Thiel Vishal Vashistha Joseph M. Victorino Mary F. Vondrak Jason N. Voogt Huy K. Vu Tiffany A. Vukasinovich Shruti Waghray Kiev K. Wan Jack Wang Clayton A. Webb Brian M. Weiss Scott P. West Donald W. Whisenhunt Jr. Ralph E. White Todd Wightman James Thor Williams Valerie Williams Betty K. Wong Judi Wong Steven Wong Sussie Woo Jennifer Betsy Wood Adam and Shannon Woolley Lilia G. and Edward Y. Wu Yui Lun Wu Alexander L. Xenakis Chenxu Xu Qiyao Yang Jennifer R. Yen Christine Yin Donald G. Young Adam J. Youngman Frederick Zee Tahani Zeid Joyce G. Zhu Qi Zuo

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Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society The following have communicated to us their intention to include the College of Chemistry or the University of California, Berkeley, in their estate plans through some form of planned gift. Raul E. Acosta Dr. and Mrs. David Altman Charles E. and Marianne Auerbach Jeremy J. Bartlett Prof. Robert and Ms. Wendy Bergman Norbert C. Brady Dr. Robert J. Carr Sunney I. Chan Dr. Nirmal and Mrs. Ellen Chatterjee T. Z. and Irmgard Chu Robin D. Clark and Mary Mackiernan Erna P. Clifford Warren E. Clifford Joyce Ekman Davis Gus D. Dorough Arthur K. Dunlop Lois J. Durham Martha Dutro Dr. Darrell C. Feay Warren W. Flack Dr. Peter C. Foller Kai-Ye Fung Anna Gatti Gay Chemists Support Fund William and Janet Gerhardt G. Douglas and Regina Gould Ruth Groch Susie Hahn Benjamin Haile Elizabeth S. Hall Prof. Clayton Heathcock and Mrs. Cheri Hadley John F. Heil Clinton and Joji Holzwarth Richard W. Hyman Nissen A. Jaffe Anne C. Johnson

Prof. and Mrs. William L. Jolly Dr. and Mrs. Fred Kirby Dr. Paul A. and Mrs. Barbara W. Kittle Lance M. Krigbaum Dr. Joe B. Lavigne Tony K. and Louisa Ling John M. McDonald Robert A. Micheli Prof. and Mrs. C. Bradley Moore Marjorie Pape Crandall Pearce Gene Roberts Glen A. Rogers Michael S. Ross Harry N. and Jane L. Scheiber J. S. Paul Schwarz Hugh C. Silcox Henry B. Sinclair Mr. and Mrs. John R. Skinner Nora S. Smiriga Frank B. Sprow Bruce E. and Susan J. Stangeland Prof. Andrew Streitwieser Nancy P. Taylor William Tolman Dr. J. A. Trainham and Dr. L. D. Waters Rita Wieland J. Michael Word Robert D. Zimmerman

Tributes Gifts have been received in honor of: Prof. Paul A. Bartlett Prof. Robert G. Bergman Prof. Harvey W. Blanch Ms. Anna Chodos Prof. Robert E. Connick Prof. John E. Hearst Prof. Clayton H. Heathcock Prof. C. Judson King Prof. Scott Lynn Dean Richard A. Mathies Prof. John M. Prausnitz Prof. John O. Rasmussen

Mr. Michael W. Rowell Dr. David B. Sable Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai Prof. Andrew Streitwieser Prof. Ignacio Tinoco Jr. Prof. K. Peter C. Vollhardt Dr. Michael C. Williams

Gifts have been received in memory of: Mr. Samuel Abrahams Mr. Eric B. Abramson Mr. Edwin S. Anderson Mr. Lawrence B. Anderson Prof. Neil Bartlett David and Betty Beach Dr. Gary E. Brodale Prof. Melvin Calvin Prof. James Cason Mrs. Minnie Cheng Dr. Frances S. Connick Prof. William G. Dauben Mr. Isaac L. Eskenasy Prof. Alan S. Foss Prof. William D. Gwinn Dr. Heinz Heinemann Mrs. Nancy K. Hildenbrand Ms. Margaret Jorgenson Mr. Glen K. Kindler Mrs. Rochelle Lester Prof. Gilbert Newton Lewis Prof. David N. Lyon Ms. Kristen Malmquist William H. McAdams Mr. Charles F. McKay Mr. Gregory K. Meisner Dr. Jacklyn B. Melchior Prof. Donald S. Noyce Prof. Eugene E. Petersen Dr. Paul B. Plouffe Prof. Henry Rapoport Dr. Charles B. Roland Prof. Glenn T. Seaborg Prof. Mitchel Shen Mr. Tzong-Yann Shiue Prof. David H. Templeton Dr. Lieselotte K. Templeton Prof. Charles W. Tobias Prof. Theodore Vermeulen Mrs. Cynthia Yieh

volunteers Alumni Association Steering Team Gordon G. Chu, B.S. ’03, ChemE Laurie J. Dockter, B.A. ’71, Chem Dean C. Draemel, M.S. ’75, ChemE Marissa Drouillard, B.S. ’00, Chem Mark W. Ellsworth, Ph.D. ’93, Chem Lara A. Gundel, Ph.D. ’75, Chem Deanne C. Krenz, B.S. ’94, Chem Kirk Patrick Noblesa Lao, B.S. ’09, ChemE Lawrence B. Perry, B.S. ’56, ChemE Daisy Y. Quan, B.S. ’47, Chem Steven F. Sciamanna, B.S. ’79, Ph.D. ’86, ChemE Krystine N. Yu, B.S. ’09, ChemE Lucinda A. Vejar, B.S. ’85, Chem Rebecca Zuckerman, Ph.D. ’00, Chem

Alumni Era Volunteers The following have volunteered their time to the Alumni Association’s “era groups.” G. N. LEWIS ERA: 1945 AND EARLIER

George D. Gould, B.S. ’42, Chem CUPOLA ERA: 1946–1963

Frank G. Delfino, B.S. ’51, ChemE E. Kenneth Hulet, Ph.D. ’53, Chem Mary F. Singleton, M.S. ’60, Chem


Mike K. Cheng, B.S. ’77, ChemE Thomas G. DeJonghe, M.S. ’73, ChemE Thomas J. Dietsche, Ph.D. ’72, Chem Dean C. Draemel, M.S. ’75, ChemE David S. Gee, M.D., B.S. ’76, Chem Lara A. Gundel, Ph.D. ’75, Chem Timothy L. Montgomery, B.S. ’73, ChemE Virginia G. Schultz, B.S. ’66, Chem Steven F. Sciamanna, B.S. ’79, Ph.D. ‘86, ChemE Bruce E. Stangeland, Ph.D. ’67, ChemE THE CHEMILLENNIUMS: 1980–1999

Marilee M. Brooks, M.S. ’88, ChemE Paul V. Burke, B.S. ’81, ChemE Joel D. Burley, Ph.D. ’91, Chem Grace F. Chou, Ph.D. ’88, ChemE Daisy J. Du Bois, Ph.D. ’94, Chem Mark W. Ellsworth, Ph.D. ’93, Chem Maria S. Fardis, Ph.D. ’98, Chem Thomas R. Gadek, Ph.D. ’86, Chem Deanne C. Krenz, B.S. ’94, Chem Susan M. Miller, Ph.D. ’83, Chem Walter H. Moos, Ph.D. ’82, Chem Alyssa L. Roche, B.S. ’87, ChemE Steven F. Sciamanna, B.S. ’79, Ph.D. ’86, ChemE Michael M. H. Yang, B.S. ’92, ChemE Sheila W. Yeh, B.S. ’80, Ph.D. ’85, Chem


Stephen Chan, B.S. ’01, ChemE Marissa Drouillard, B.S. ’00, Chem Rebecca Zuckerman, Ph.D. ’00, Chem SENIOR CLASS CAMPAIGN FOR 2010

Ernan Anguiano, B.S. ’11, ChemE Doug Fung, B.S. ’11, ChemE Anita Kalathil, B.S. ’10, ChemE Baljit Kaur, B.S. ’11, ChemE Kevin Ng, B.S. ’11, ChemE Matthew A. Richards, B.S. ’10, ChemE Joe Thompson, B.S. ’11, ChemE Kiev Wan, B.S. ’10, ChemE

Fundraising Volunteers The following assisted the College in fundraising efforts in 2009–10. Dr. Andreas Acrivos Keith Alexander, B.S. ’78, Ph.D. ’83, ChemE John Brauman, Ph.D. ’63, Chem Emory M. Chan, Ph.D. ’06, Chem Nirmal Chatterjee, Ph.D. ’71, ChemE Mike K. Cheng, B.S. ’77, ChemE T.Z. Chu, B.S. ’58, Chem Shelley Claridge, Ph.D. ’08, Chem J. Peter Clark, Ph.D. ’68, ChemE William A. Daniels, B.S. ’56, ChemE Thomas G. DeJonghe, M.S. ’73, ChemE Thomas J. Dietsche, Ph.D. ’72, Chem Dean C. Draemel, M.S. ’75, ChemE

Tarric El-Sayed, Ph.D. ’87, ChemE David S. Gee, B.S. ’76, Chem William T. Gerhardt, B.S. ’60, ChemE George D. Gould, B.S. ’42, Chem Lara A. Gundel, Ph.D. ’75, Chem Prof. John E. Hearst Prof. Clayton H. Heathcock John Hecht, Ph.D. ’99, ChemE L. Louis Hegedus, Ph.D. ’72, ChemE Michael C. Kavanaugh, M.S. ’64, ChemE Prof. C. Judson King John M. Krochta, M.S. ’67, ChemE Christine M. Micheel, Ph.D. ’05, Chem Timothy L. Montgomery, B.S. ’73, ChemE Joon S. Moon, Ph.D. ’64, ChemE Prof. C. Bradley Moore, Ph.D. ’63, Chem Curtis Munson, B.S. ’76, Ph.D. ’85, ChemE Pankaj K. Pande, B.S. ’79, ChemE Jeanne R. Pimentel Bryce F. Sadtler, Ph.D. ’09, Chem Virginia G. Schultz, B.S. ’66, Chem Steven F. Sciamanna, B.S. ’79, Ph.D. ’86, ChemE Farhang Shadman, M.S. ’69, ChemE Jane L. Scheiber Bruce E. Stangeland, Ph.D. ’67, ChemE Janet Tamada, Ph.D. ’89, ChemE David H. Templeton, Ph.D. ’47, Chem Rodney Thompson, Ph.D. ’86, ChemE John H. Wang, B.S. ’00, Chem Joshua Wittenburg, Ph.D. ’08, Chem

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corporate, foundation and organizational gifts

It is our pleasure to acknowledge the many companies and other organizations that continue to invest in the college’s future. These donations represent a major source of funding for our graduate, research and teaching programs. Contributions for 2009–10 are listed below.

Industrial Friends Program The College’s Industrial Friends contribute $25,000 in annual support in the form of unrestricted funds, fellowships and scholarships, start-up funds for non-tenured faculty, support for facilities or research funds for tenured faculty. The following list includes Industrial Friends in 2008–10. 42

Abbott Laboratories Agilent Technologies Amgen Arkema AstraZeneca Bristol-Myers Squibb Chevron Corporation Clorox Company CrystalGenomics Dow Chemical Company DuPont Eli Lilly and Company Genentech Gilead Sciences Halcyon Molecular Hitachi Hoffman-LaRoche Honda R&D Americas Johnson & Johnson Lam Research Corporation Merck Micron Technology Novartis Robert Bosch Corporation Roche Palo Alto Schlumberger

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Showa Denko K. K. Sony Corporation SpectraWatt Toyobo America Tyco Electronics

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Cancer Research Institute Dow Chemical Company Eli Lilly and Company Genentech Gilead Sciences W.M. Keck Foundation

Gifts of $100,000 and more Agilent Technologies Alfred P. Sloan Foundation American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Amgen Burroughs Wellcome

Gifts of $50,000 to $99,000 AstraZeneca Chevron Corporation Micron Technology Novartis Robert Bosch Corporation Sony Corporation

Gifts of $25,000 to $49,000 Alternative Research & Development Foundation Arkema Bristol-Myers Squibb DuPont Halcyon Molecular Hoffmann-La Roche Johnson & Johnson Lam Research Corporation Merck & Company Roche Palo Alto Showa Denko K. K.

(center rear) David Kepler, Tony Kingsbury and Craig McDonald from Dow Chemical Company attend the Western Regional AIChE conference held at UC Berkeley in April.

Gifts up to $24,999 Abbott Laboratories Abcam Ciba Vision Corporation Clorox Company Daiichi-Sankyo Company Eastman Chemical Company ExxonMobil Hayden-McNeil Publishing Jozef Stefan Institute Newry Corporation Organic Syntheses Procter & Gamble Company Royal Society of Chemistry

Matching Gifts 3M Foundation A T & T Foundation Abbott Laboratories Fund Agilent Technologies Air Products & Chemicals Allstate Insurance Altria Amgen Foundation Arkema BASF Corporation Baxter Healthcare Beckman Coulter

BGI Barclay’s Global Investors Biogen Idec Bristol-Myers Squibb Chevron Corporation Cisco Citrix Clorox Company Foundation Cognis Corporation ConocoPhillips Corning Inc. Foundation Dow Chemical USA eBay Eli Lilly & Company ExxonMobil Foundation Fluor Corporation Genentech General Electric Foundation Georgia Power GlaxoSmithKline Google Hess Corporation Hospira J. M. Huber Corporation IBM Corporation IFF Foundation Intel Foundation Intuit Johnson & Johnson Johnson Controls Foundation Lam Research Corporation Life Technologies

Lockheed Martin L’Oreal USA Medtronic Menasha Corporation Foundation Merck Microsoft Monsanto Fund MRW & Associates Northrop Grumman Corporation Novartis US Foundation Novellus Systems Pfizer Pharmacia & Upjohn Foundation Pioneer Hi-Bred International PNM Foundation Procter & Gamble Fund Raytheon Company SanDisk Science Applications Int’l Shell Oil Company Foundation Sun Microsystems Tektronix Foundation United Technologies Valero Energy Corporation Walt Disney Company Foundation Wells Fargo Yahoo!

(right rear) Chevron’s Rebecca Brafman (G.S. ’00, ChemE) and Alyssa Roche (B.S. ’87, ChemE) attend the College’s annual Chevron lunch in March.

college advisory board John H. Abeles, M.D. MedVest William Banholzer Dow Chemical Company Paul F. Bryan Ph.D. ’85, ChemE Chevron Corporation Sunney I. Chan B.S. ’57, ChemE; Ph.D. ’61, Chem Caltech (emeritus) Nirmal Chatterjee M.S. ’68, Ph.D. ’71, ChemE Air Products and Chemicals Carl P. Decicco Bristol-Myers Squibb Wayne L. Delker Clorox Company Sam H. Eletr Ph.D. ’68, Chem Population Genetics Stephen P. Fodor Post-doc ’91, Chem Affymetrix Richard A. Gottscho Lam Research Corporation Christopher A. Haskell Bayer Corporation Victoria F. Haynes B.A. ’69, Chem RTI International Herbert H. Hooper Ph.D. ’90, ChemE Ampersand Ventures F. Emil Jacobs ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company M. Ross Johnson B.S. ’67, Postdoc ’71, Chem Parion Sciences Yuan T. Lee Ph.D. ’65, Chem Academia Sinica and UC Berkeley (emeritus) Richard A. Lerner Scripps Research Institute John H. Markels Ph.D. ’93, ChemE Merck & Company Gary M. Masada B.A. ’66, Chem Chevron Corporation Alan C. Mendelson Latham & Watkins, LLP Terry J. Rosen Ph.D. ’85, Chem Amgen Charles V. Shank UC Berkeley, LBNL (emeritus) Darlene Solomon Agilent Technologies James A. Trainham B.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’79, ChemE RTI International R. Stanley Williams M.S. ’76, Ph.D. ’78, Chem Hewlett-Packard Company Steven D. Young Ph.D. ’82, Chem Merck & Company

giving to the college of chemistry college funds T H E A N N U A L F U N D provides essential monies that can be used, at the discretion of the dean or of the chairs, to meet needs that are not supported by the state budget. These unrestricted funds are particularly valuable because of their flexibility. The annual fund is vital for financing ongoing programs and special projects. E N D O W E D F U N D S provide a permanent source of income to meet the needs of faculty and students in perpetuity.


M E M O R I A L F U N D S commemorate individuals while benefiting the college and the departments of chemistry and chemical & biomolecular engineering. Donations may also be given to the annual fund in memory or in honor of an individual, and the college will notify the family that a contribution has been made.

forms of giving benefits for the college—and for the donors Many different kinds of gifts can benefit both you and the University. Some of them can offer particular estate planning advantages, including income for life. Our professional staff would be pleased to discuss these gift vehicles with you; however, the University urges you also to consult your attorney or financial advisor. If you wish your gift to benefit the college, any legal documents or instructions should specify that the gift is for the College of Chemistry (or the Department of Chemistry or the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) at the University of California, Berkeley. C A S H Checks should be made payable to the UC Berkeley Foundation (UCBF), with a notation designating the name of the fund. Gifts to memorial funds should be made payable to the specific fund. Contributions may also be made with your Visa or MasterCard credit card by phone (510/642.9506), or online at givetocal.berkeley.edu/chem/. S E C U R I T I E S In most cases, gifts of appreciated securities may be deducted at full market value as of the date you make the gift, and the donor does not have to pay capital gains taxes. Gifts of appreciated stock are most easily handled by the UC Berkeley Foundation and should not be sold prior to transfer. You or your broker may contact Assistant Dean Mindy Rex in the college (510/642.9506) or Ms. Sylvia Worthington, Securities Steward in

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University Relations (510/642.4123), for further information. Stock can often be transferred electronically. If you wish to give a gift of depreciated stock, you should first sell it and give the proceeds to the Foundation. You can then use the loss to offset any gains and also claim a charitable deduction. R E A L E S T A T E Gifts of real property may be deeded to UC Berkeley for the benefit of the College of Chemistry, providing significant tax advantages to the donor in most cases. It is also possible to deed a property to the University and continue to occupy it for life. L I F E I N C O M E G I F T S A number of options are available by which you may transfer assets to a trust (to be managed either by the University or a trustee of your choosing) and receive income for yourself and/or a designated beneficiary for life, as well as immediate tax benefits. The college ultimately receives the trust property. B E Q U E S T S A fixed amount or a percentage of your estate may be designated for the benefit of the College of Chemistry in your will or living trust. M A T C H I N G G I F T S Hundreds of firms match their employees’ (and sometimes retirees’) contributions on a 1:1, 2:1 or even 3:1 basis. If your company has such a policy, forms—hard copy or electronic— to assure that your gift will be matched can be obtained from your personnel or employee relations office. Matching gifts are added to your individual gift in determining the donor club to which you belong.


The preceding report acknowledges all donors to the College of Chemistry from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. We have made every attempt to include all donors accurately. We apologize for any errors or omissions and would appreciate hearing from you with any comments or corrections regarding this publication.

assistant dean Mindy Rex director of corporate and annual programs Nancy Johnsen Horton director of major gifts and alumni relations Camille Olufson development services manager Dorothy Isaacson Read

For further information about giving to the College of Chemistry, please contact College Relations and Development College of Chemistry #1460 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720-1460 Phone: 510/642.9506 Fax: 510/642.4419 Email: rex@berkeley.edu

Chemistry Professor Emeritus David Templeton and his wife and colleague, Lilo, both recently passed away. Over the decades, they kept a scrapbook of the many visitors to their X-ray crystallography lab at LBNL. The photos here are of David and Lilo and faculty members from the mid-1960s.


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Upcoming Spring 2011 Alumni Events Cupola Era Alumni Luncheon Date TBA Watch for a mailing in late January/early February for information on the Cupola Era alumni event. This era includes friends and alumni from the graduating years 1946–63.

Cal Day April 16

This annual campus-wide open house has something for everyone! As the date draws closer, check out berkeley.edu/calday for the complete list of events and programs.

CHEMillennium Era Alumni Event April 16 While you are on campus for Cal Day, join with fellow classmates (graduating years 1980–99) for a Picnic on the Plaza! Various activities, including a “Jumpy House,” will be available for children; food will be provided by Top Dog. Complimentary event. RSVP to raquel_lopez@berkeley.edu

Springfest April 28

Celebrate with us at Jupiter’s, 2181 Shattuck Ave., as we congratulate our 2011 graduating undergraduate and graduate students! This is a complimentary event, and reservations are not required.

+ Upcoming Seminars and Lectures Go to the College of Chemistry’s website at chemistry.berkeley.edu and select Seminars and Events to view the College’s seminar calendar.

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