CARA co-director Omar Yaghi elected to the National Academy of Sciences



Omar Yaghi, Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry, co-director of CARA, was announced today as one of a 100 new members, and 25 foreign members, of the National Academy of Sciences. The election is in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research.

The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Nearly 500 members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1914, is today one of the premier international journals publishing the results of original research.

BASF donates $7 million toward construction of new UC Berkeley science and engineering hub

Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer, BASF, has announced a donation of $7 million to UC Berkeley at the CARA 2018 Summer Symposium.

BASF’s donation of $7 million will go toward the construction of a new state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary research science facility at UC Berkeley. Fund raising is ongoing for the building and is co-sponsored by the Colleges of Chemistry, Engineering and Natural Sciences. Dubbed the Berkeley Science and Engineering Hub, research conducted in the new center will converge the expertise of chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists, ecologists, social scientists, policy experts, economists, entrepreneurs and industry and civic leaders.

In attendance were members of BASF along with UC President Janet Napolitano, UC Berkeley Chancelor Carol Christ, former Governor of California Gray Davis, UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivasatos, Dean of the College of Chemistry Douglas Clark and CARA co-director, Professor of Chemistry Peidong Yang.

cara_signing_ceremony_group_photoSigning ceremony participants: front row seated (l to r) Douglas Clark, UCB, Paul Alivisatos, UCB, Martin Brudermüller, BASF, Irene Kim, UCB; back row standing (l to r) Martin Strohrmann, BASF, Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, BASF, Hartmann Leube, BASF, Harald Lauke, BASF, Gray Davis, former Governor California, Carol Christ, Chancelor UCB, Janet Napolitano, President UCOP, Peter Schuhmacher, BASF, Peidong Yang, UCB, and Benjamin Knudsen, BASF; photo: Keegan Houser, UC Berkeley


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