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Five early-career faculty named 2014-15 Bakar Fellows

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:42
Five UC Berkeley faculty members have been selected as 2014-15 Bakar Fellows. Launched in 2012, the Bakar program supports innovative research by early-career campus faculty pursuing projects that hold commercial promise. (Read background on the program here.)

Mimicking nature’s enzymes to design better catalysts

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:32
Chemists Alexander Katz of UC Berkeley and David Dixon of the University of Alabama have taken a hint from nature's enzymes to redesign a metal catalyst so that certain binding sites can switched on or off. The feat could led to better catalysts that use less energy and produce valuable products with less wasteful by-products.