Many scientific discoveries and patent applications have resulted from more than 25 research projects underway since West Coast universities and BASF established the California Research Alliance (CARA) by BASF in 2014. This multidisciplinary collaboration headed by the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) conducts research on new inorganic and other advanced materials, biosciences and their applications.
BASF and UC Berkeley extend alliance for five years (Dr. Peter Eckes, President of Bioscience Research and North America Research Representative, BASF (seated left), and Prof. Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor of Research, UC Berkeley (seated right) sign agreement to extend CARA for five years. Around them left to right: Prof. Doug Clark, Dean, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley; Gray Davis, Former Governor of California; Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Prof. Omar Yaghi, Founding Director of CARA, UC Berkeley; Dr. Harald Lauke, President of Advanced Materials and Systems Research, BASF; Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Associate Director of CARA, BASF; Prof. Peidong Yang, Founding Director of CARA, UC Berkeley.)
Representatives of industry, academia and government participate in a roundtable discussion titled, “Driving Innovation at the Interface of Academia and Industry”. (Michael Pcolinksi, Vice President, Advanced Materials and Systems Research, BASF Corporation (at podium). Pictured left to right: Dr. Peter Eckes, President of Bioscience Research and North America Research Representative, BASF; Prof. Mark Coopersmith, Faculty Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Dr. Eric Rohlfing, Acting Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E); and Prof. Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor of Research, UC Berkeley. )