格雷厄姆·弗莱明, a Professor of Chemistry, served as Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California, Berkeley from April 2009 to April 2015. As Vice Chancellor for Research, Fleming had overall responsibility for the University of California, Berkeley research endeavor and exercised primary leadership in research policy, planning and administration for the Berkeley campus which includes relations between the university and industry, research compliance, research communications and research support for the Berkeley campus. His administrative portfolio included management of over fifty campus research units, twelve research museums and remote field stations, and research administration offices including the Office of Research Administration and Compliance, Office of 知识产权 & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA), 研究 Enterprise Services, and the Office of Lab Animal Care.
In 1997, he came to UC Berkeley as a professor of chemistry. At UC Berkeley, Fleming (along with Dan Koshland and Paul Gray) proposed and planned the construction of Stanley Hall which became the Berkeley home of QB3, with Fleming as its first Director. In 2007 he co-authored, (with Professor Mark Ratner of Northwestern University), the well received "Directing Matter & Energy: Five Challenges for Science & the Imagination" for the U.S. Department of Energy's Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program, a report which elucidates five interconnected Grand Challenges in science which, if understood and achieved, may blaze a trail to the ultimate goal of being able to direct and control matter at the level of electrons.