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BASF and University of California, Berkeley, Celebrate Their Successful 10-year Collaboration

California Research Alliance (CARA) has expanded to 11 California universities and launched 117 projects advancing technologies addressing key sustainability challenges in the USA. CARA has fostered 94 peer-reviewed papers, 47 patent applications and multiple technologies that have been integrated into BASF products. BASF and University of California Berkeley celebrate anniversary by hosting scientific symposium. FLORHAM […]

CARA team received the 2022 COSA award from UC Berkeley Chancellor

The industry partnership team of California Research Alliance (CARA) by BASF wins the 2022 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) awarded by UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ. Lisette Garcia and Lynne Hollyer are mentioned: “For their dedication and significant contribution to achieve the central missions of the California Research Alliance (CARA), a unique research center […]

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 […]

Prof. Frances Arnold is awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and also one of the PI’s in CARA, has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “the directed evolution of enzymes”. Congratulations!

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 […]
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2018 Spring CARA Review

2018 Spring CARA Review Group Photo Student Development Session and Poster Session @ Spring CARA Review

BASF Corporation BASF and UC Berkeley extend alliance for five years

Anniversary Symposium marks progress of industry, university research collaboration 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 […]

Program Schedule: Cara Anniversary Symposium

California Research Alliance (CARA) by BASF will hold a symposium during April 24-25th to celebrate its three-year anniversary. Exciting talks are open to public. Please click the picture for detailed information.  
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CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

CARA anniversary symposium will be held during April 24-25th. Talks are open to public in Banatao conference room, Sutardja Dai Hall. Keynote speakers: Professor Joseph M. DeSimone Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Josef Michl Department of Chemistry University of Colorado Boulder Professor Mark Coopersmith Haas School of […]

Prof. Ted Sargent Speaks at BASF Lectureship

Professor Ted Sargent from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Toronto gives the first BASF Chemical Sciences Lectureship talk of the season, titled “Materials and Devices for the Renewable Synthesis of Fuels and Feedstocks.”

BASF Inaugurates California Research Alliance

“Teaming together with major universities on the West Coast, BASF Corporation has set up a multidisciplinary research institute with an emphasis on new inorganic material s and their applications, biosciences, and related technologies. The California Research Alliance by BASF (CARA) will bring together BASF experts with researchers from widely varied science and engineering disciplines at […]