Louise A. Berben

Professor Louise Berben

Professor Louise Berben

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

All of our research centers around the synthesis and characterization of new inorganic molecules. Our choice of synthetic target is directed by a desire to investigate the activation of small molecules via chemical or electrochemical techniques, or interesting electronic states. Three main projects under investigation in our lab focus on:

  1. Multielectron CO2 reduction chemistry with multimetallic clusters
  2. Redox chemistry of main group elements; Al(III), Ga(III), and Si(IV)
  3. Synthesis of Low-Coordinate Complexes using Bulky Acetylide Ligands

3465 Chemistry Annex
(530) 752-8475

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis (2015)
  • Kavli Fellow (2015)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2014)
  • Organometallics Young Investigator Fellowship, American Chemical Society (2014)
  • Rising Star Award, Women Chemists Committee, American Chemical Society (2014)
  • Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry (2013)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (2012)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2011)
  • Dow Chemical Company Postdoctoral Fellow (2006)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California Berkeley (2003)
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute Student Prize (1999)
  • University of New South Wales Honors Year Fellow (1999)
  • University of New South Wales School of Chemistry Honors Fellow (1999)
  • University of New South Wales Chemical Society Prize (1998)
  • Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Ltd. Prize in Sophomore Chemistry (1996)

Representative Publications