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California Research Alliance (CARA)

Teaming together with major universities on the West Coast, we have set up a multidisciplinary research institute with an emphasis on new materials and their applications, biosciences, and related technologies.

The California Research Alliance by BASF (CARA) brings together BASF experts with researchers from widely varied science and engineering disciplines at the US West Coast universities, such as University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), and Stanford University. The collaboration started in 2014 with ten postdoctoral positions and extends the already existing cooperations with those major research institutes.

The center operates under a “hub and spokes” model in which the research projects and activities are headquartered and coordinated by BASF researchers working in laboratories at UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry.

Official web page of CARA

Dr. Ahmad Dehestani