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Inaugural Philomathia Prize at Berkeley has been Awarded

Assistant Professor Markita del Carpio Landry of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been named the inaugural recipient of the Philomath...

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Philomathia Social Science Research Programme — Phase II Update

Despite the challenges of the COVID crisis, there are been many positive developments with Phase II of the Philomathia Social Science Research Programme at the ...

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Inaugural Philomathia Award presented to Professor Dustin Garrick

The grant will enable Associate Professor Dustin Garrick to investigate one of the most fundamental puzzles in science – how and why people cooperate R...

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Dr. Jay D. Keasling
Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy at Berkeley

The Philomathia Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Jay Keasling as the Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy. He succeeds Steven Chu and Chris Somerville as the third holder of this chair.

Dr. Keasling’s accomplishments have earned him a reputation as a world leader in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and biochemical engineering. His prolific publication and research record, coupled with his impact on students, cuts across all expectations of faculty achievement in research, mentoring, and service.