The Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) is one of
Berkeley Laboratory's basic research divisions. The CSD is composed
of individual research groups that conduct research in the areas
of chemical physics and the dynamics of chemical reactions, the
structure and reactivity of transient species, electron spectroscopy,
surface chemistry and catalysis, electrochemistry, chemistry of
the actinide elements and their relationship to environmental issues,
and atomic physics.
The division's 28 principal investigators, many
of whom are on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley,
direct the individual research projects and the work of 6 staff
scientists, 41 postdoctoral researchers, and 75 graduate students.
Our research staff continues to achieve fundamental advances in
understanding the structure and reactivity of critical reaction
intermediates and transients using both state-of-the-art experimental
and theoretical methods. In addition, the division supports a strong
effort in heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis.
Click on one of the four research areas below
to learn more about CSD's programs or to view an image.