Puzzle Maker: Building a Chemical from the Ground Up

Caltech chemists have significantly improved upon the synthesis of a molecule related to muscle and neuronal function.

Designing Ultrasound Tools with Lego-Like Proteins

Protein engineering techniques might one day lead to colorful ultrasound images of cells deep within our bodies.

Ahmed Zewail, 1946–2016

Ahmed Zewail, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry, professor of physics, and director of the Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology at Caltech, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. He was 70 years old.

Special Delivery

From the exploration of other planets to the meanderings of single cells, Caltech and JPL researchers are thinking about transportation in unexpected ways.

Jack Roberts's Online Success

At 98 years of age, John D. "Jack" Roberts, Caltech Institute professor of chemistry, emeritus, recently became a best-selling online author.

2016 Distinguished Alumna: Ellen D. Williams (PhD ’82, Chemistry)

Williams received the award for her sustained record of innovation and achievement in the area of structural-surface physics. She now serves as director of the Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA-E) in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Gupta Receives Library Friends' Thesis Prize

The winner of this year's Library Friends' Senior Thesis Prize was announced on June 1.

Newly Named Pew Scholar to Image Gut Bacteria with Sound Waves

As a Pew scholar, Mikhail Shapiro will receive funding to image the location and activities of microbes in the body using ultrasound.

Solving Molecular Structures

At Caltech, students have the opportunity to learn X-ray crystallography, a technique that reveals the three-dimensional structure of molecules like proteins.

The Next Big Thing

We talked to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students prior to commencement to find out what they think will be the next big thing in science and engineering and how their plans after graduation reflect those ideas.

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