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The Heavy Element Research Laboratory (HERL) is the main location for transuranic chemistry at LBNL.

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The Catalysis Lab provides a range of synthesis and analytical equipment to support catalysis research.

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The Liquid Sunlight Alliance is developing the science principles by which durable coupled microenvironments can be co-designed to efficiently and selectively generate liquid fuels from sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen. We are on a mission to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), aspects that are essential and foundational to expanding knowledge in science and engineering and developing the scientific workforce of the future. Founded in 2020, LiSA is one of two projects in the Fuels from Sunlight Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.


The mission of CEDARS is to reveal the formation of the transient intermediates of oxygen evolution reaction and hydrogen evolution reaction and how the catalyst evolves before, during, and after catalysis. The center is a multi-institution collaboration led by North Carolina A&T State University.