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Caltech Chemist Sees the Future of Green Energy

By Emily Velasco

Shrinking glaciers and a shriveling snowpack, dying forests and dwindling water supplies. These are just some of the challenges faced by the state of Colorado as global temperatures continue to rise. Colorado is, of course, not alone in facing these challenges. But for Caltech chemist Kimberly See, that’s where it hits home. She grew up in the state, and it was there that she developed an appreciation for the natural world and an acute awareness of the harmful effects humans can have on it… Read more…

Faculty win NSF grant to turn bacteria into jet fuel source

Faculty in the departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering have been awarded $320,000 by the National Science Foundation to turn bacteria into a more sustainable source of jet fuel…  Read more…

Rare study of berkelium published in Science

A rare study of the radioactive element berkelium, co-led by Mines Chemistry Assistant Professor Jenifer Braley, has been published in Science, one of the world’s top academic journals…  Read more…