Christopher Chang

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Christopher J. Chang
Born 1974
Ames, Iowa
Residence Berkeley, California
Citizenship United States
Fields Chemistry
Institutions UC Berkeley
Alma mater California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Daniel G. Nocera

Christopher J. Chang is a professor of chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, a recipient of several young scientist awards for his research in bioinorganic chemistry, molecular and chemical biology.[1][2]

His research interests include molecular imaging sensors for the study of redox biology[3][4] and metals,[5] especially as applied to neuroscience and immunology, metal catalysts for renewable energy cycles, and green chemistry.[1]


  • Davison Thesis Prize (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003) [1]
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award (2004) [1]
  • Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigators Award (2005) [1]
  • American Federation for Aging Research Award (2005) [1]
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2006) [1]
  • Paul Saltman Award, Metals in Biology GRC (2008) [1]
  • Amgen Young Investigator Award (2008) [1]
  • Hellman Faculty Award (2008) [1]
  • Bau Award in Inorganic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008) [1]
  • 2008: TR35: Technology Review magazine Young Innovator Award[6]
  • Astra Zeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2009) [1]
  • Novartis Young Investigator Award in Organic Chemistry (2009) [1]
  • LBGT Award for Outstanding Member (2015)

Personal life[edit]

Christopher is married to his colleague from the department of chemistry, Michelle Chang, another 2008 TR35 award recipient.[7]