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Production of Solar Fuels Inches Closer with Discovery by Caltech Scientists

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Harry Gray have discovered how a catalyst splits water using solar power, opening the door to economically viable solar-fuel production.
A graphical representation of the molecular structure of the solar-fuel catalyst developed at Caltech.

Dennis Dougherty Named Director of Beckman Institute

Whitney Clavin
Dennis Dougherty will lead Caltech's interdisciplinary research center for chemistry and biology technologies.
Dennis Dougherty

New Windows on Nature: Caltech's Instrument Makers

In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.
photo of the lecture

Scientists Design Bacteria to Reflect "Sonar" Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

Whitney Clavin
Engineered bacteria can be imaged by ultrasound.
Artwork of cellular sonar

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.
photo of wistaria on Arms Laboratory at Caltech

Caltech's Nate Lewis named to National Academy of Inventors

Emily Velasco
Nate Lewis, Caltech's George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors' 2017 class of fellows.
Portrait of Nate Lewis, the George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry.

Stripes May Help Solve Riddle of Superconductivity

Whitney Clavin
Striped patterns of electrical charges may help crack mystery of high-temperature superconducting materials.
Illustration shows the “rivers of charge”

Teaching Life a New Trick: Bacteria Make Boron-Carbon Bonds

Whitney Clavin
For the first time, scientists have created bacteria that can make compounds with boron-carbon bonds.
Artist's concept of boron meeting carbon

New Endowed Lectureship Honors a Beloved Mentor

Harden McConnell is widely recognized as one of the leading physical and biophysical chemists of...

Champion of the Changing Course

"This is such an extraordinary division, you feel that you want to give back, to be a part...