March 19, 2018

The line up of ACS Award Winners speaking in the Division of Inorganic Chemistry's Plenary Session was absolutely fantastic.

Plenary Session Monday Morning, March 19, 2018

Tom B. Rauchfuss (University of Illinois) ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry

Dwight S. Seferos (University of Toronto) Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator

Jim M. Mayer (Yale University) ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

December 21, 2017

Catechol oxidation: considerations in the design of wet adhesive materials, Greg P. Maier, Christopher M. Bernt and Alison Butler.

Biomaterials Science 2018,6, 332-339   DOI: 10.1039/C7BM00884H

Electron-withdrawing substituents slow the rate of
oxidation of substituted catechols by O2: a Hammett


December 14, 2017

A midst the Thomas Fire and rescheduled final exam week at UCSB, Robert successfully defends his PhD Thesis - way to go Robert!

December 04, 2017

Congratulations to Stephen Springer and John Henske on their Biochemical Engineering paper, "Substrate-based differential expression analysis reveals control of biomass degrading enzymes in Pycnoporus cinnabarinus."

Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 130, 83-89

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Substrate-based differential expression analysis reveals control of biomass degrading enzymes in Pycnoporus cinnabarinus
December 04, 2017

Zach Reitz was one of the 11 students and postdocs selected to give a talk at the 1st Annual Student Southern California BioInorganic Symposium at UC Irvine December 2, 2017:   More than 100 students, postdocs and faculty attended.  The symposium, organized by Professor Jenny Yang (UCI), was a tremendous success.

Zach's talk on "Genomics-based Expansion of a Natural Combinatoric Library of Siderophores" was well received!


October 23, 2017

Congratulations Zach!  Well done, but not surprising!!

August 29, 2017

Greg Maier has uploaded and completed his Ph.D. dissertation and his oral defense!

August 21, 2017

C&E News announced today that Alison Butler has been awarded the 2018 ACS Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry.

This national award given by the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsored by the Alfred R. Bader Fund to recognize outstanding research accomplishments at the interface between biology and organic or inorganic chemistry.


2018 ACS National Award Recipients
August 09, 2017

Parker Stow is a new graduate student from UC Berkeley, beginning a Summer Internship in our lab.

We're delighted to have you!

June 08, 2017

Biosynthetic considerations of triscatechol siderophores framed on serine and threonine macrolactone scaffolds


DOI 10.1039/C7MT00111H
May 24, 2017

CanBIC6 is the 6th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry which was held May 23-27, 2017 on the Georgian Bay, north of Toronto.

Plenary title: “Elements of Marine Bioinorganic Chemistry: from Microbes to Mussels”

The evening music performances feature Katie Stillman (violonist and member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London) and MiaoMiao Yu (pianist, London).


CanBIC 6 Program
December 13, 2016

Congratulations Jeff on advancing to Candidacy!!!

December 05, 2016

The 8th Asian BioInorganic Chemistry Conference (ASBIC8) was a fantastic meeting held in Auckland, New Zealand December 5-9, 2016.


AsBIC8 Program
November 30, 2016

Cliff Hardy passes his orals exam!!  Way to go!

July 14, 2016

The follow up to Greg's and Mike's Science paper (August 2015) has now been accepted in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (29), pp 9013–9016

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03453


Defining the Catechol–Cation Synergy for Enhanced Wet Adhesion to Mineral Surfaces
June 10, 2016

Jeff Carmichael was recognized with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at the annual departmental award ceremony June 10, 2016.  Way to go, Jeff!

May 24, 2016

Congratulations Cliff on your receipt of a summer 2016 Mellichamp Sustainability Fellowship.  Well done!

May 10, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Springer.  He successfully defended his thesis.

April 07, 2016

Steve's paper, "Peroxidative Oxidation of Lignin and a Lignin Model Compound by a Manganese SALEN Derivative," is accepted to ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

August 07, 2015

Greg Maier and Mike Rapp are co-first authors of a new paper in Science (August 7th, 2015 issue; Science, 2015, 349, 628-632.) on wet adhesion.


Link to the Science paperA Sticky Situation (UCSB Currents)Link to coverage in Chemical & Engineering NewsScience Perspective by Jonathan Wilker
July 20, 2015

Stephen Springer's paper, "Magnetic susceptibility of Mn(III) complexes of hydroxamate siderophores (Authors: S.D. Springer and A. Butler) has been published in the special issue of J. Inorg. Biochem. covering EUROBIC12 in Zurich (August 2014).
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2015, 148, 22–26; doi:10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2015.04.015



Link to the paper
March 21, 2015

Stephen Springer's paper, "Microbial ligand coordination: Consideration of biological significance" is out now on the special issue of Coordination Chemistry Reviews honoring our colleague, Professor Peter C. Ford!!


Link to the paper
December 11, 2014

Michelle Kem defended her thesis on December 10th!  Well Done!! and Congratulations!!

July 21, 2014

Hannah has started her postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Professor Kimberly Beatty, a former undergraduate in the Butler lab!

July 01, 2014

Congratulations to Julia on winning a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is off to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to work with Mak Saito in September 2014.

June 30, 2014

Alison finished her term as President of SBIC. She continues on as a member of the SBIC Council as Past-President for 2014-2016.


SBIC Home Page
May 08, 2014

Congratulations Hannah, you are now Dr. Zane!

July 23, 2012

Alison Butler, professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named to the 2012 Class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.  Congratulations Alison!


Chemical & Engineering News
July 01, 2012

Alison's term as President of the Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry begins today, July 1, 2014.


March 07, 2011

Faculty Profile for Alison Butler at the University of California Office of the President


UCOP Faculty Profiles