Sep 19, 2014

Dr. Román Macaya (Ph.D., 1993, Feigon Group) was recently appointed as Costa Rica's ambassador to the United States.

Sep 19, 2014

UCLA Newsroom recently featured Chemistry & Biochemistry undergraduate student, Megan Cory, who formed a campus group to educate the public on ways to prevent diabetes.

Sep 12, 2014

Professor Heather Maynard and colleagues have developed a novel glycopolymer to be used as the resist in the direct patterning of active biomolecules by electron beam lithography.

Sep 12, 2014

Led by Professor David Eisenberg, scientists have for the first time mapped the atomic structure of a protein within a living cell.

Sep 5, 2014

UCLA Organization for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry was the featured Chemistry Graduate Student Organization (CGSO) in the August 2014 issue of the ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist.

Aug 28, 2014

Professor Xiangfeng Duan is part of a team of UCLA researchers who have received a $2-million grant from the NSF EFRI to explore new approaches to assembling nanoscale materials for use in a variety of manufacturing and research applications.

Aug 28, 2014

Professor Jorge Torres was featured in a promotional video for the UCLA Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), which will be shown to thousands of attendees at the 2014 SACNAS National Conference.

Aug 27, 2014

The QS World University Rankings 2014 placed UCLA 10th in the subject of chemistry. The SJTU Academic Ranking of World Universities also released their 2014 rankings and placed UCLA 12th in the world and 9th in Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  

Aug 22, 2014

Professor Richard Kaner's research on graphene-based supercapacitors was featured on

Aug 20, 2014

Professor James Liao has been named to Taiwan's Academia Sinica, the preeminent academic institution in the Republic of China.

Aug 15, 2014

Professors Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Neil Garg, and Paul Weiss have been selected for the ACS 2015 National Awards.

Aug 14, 2014

Xiangfeng Duan and colleagues have set the stage for a watershed in mobile energy storage by using a special graphene material to significantly boost the energy density of electrochemical capacitors.

Aug 8, 2014
Dr. Maher El-Kady (Postdoctoral Researcher, Kaner Lab) presented a talk about the "Super Supercapcitor" at TEDxCairo, held earlier this year.
Aug 8, 2014

Professor Louis Bouchard and colleagues have developed nanodiamonds (ND) which can be used to perform fully correlated optical and electron microscopy.

Aug 1, 2014

A photo collage from the 2014 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony is now available for viewing online.

Jul 31, 2014

Prof. Jim Gimzewski was recently featured on the radio program Pulse of the Planet (presented by the National Science Foundation), where he described the use of atomic force microscopes to listen to the sounds made by a single cell.

Jul 25, 2014
The UCLA Graduate Division and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry recently hosted undergrads from Mount St. Mary's Summer Jumpstart Program to help promote the importance of STEM education.
Jul 24, 2014

Nature Physics recently highlighted the Zink Group's ACS Nano publication, "Taking the Temperature of the Interiors of Magnetically Heated Nanoparticles."

Jul 18, 2014

Video recording of the commencement address from the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduation Ceremony (held on June 14, 2014) is available for viewing online.

Jul 17, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry alumnus Garrett Lim (B.S., 2002) was honored at the 2014 MLB All-Star game when he was selected as one of thirty best educators in North America for the Target presents People All-Star Teachers Campaign.

Jul 14, 2014

Dr. Arlene Russell is one of 99 distinguished members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) who have been named as 2014 ACS Fellows.

Jul 11, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry alumnus Courtney C. Aldrich (Ph.D., 2001 - Merlic Lab) has been named as the inaugural editor-in-chief for the American Chemical Society's new journal, ACS Infectious Diseases.

Jul 10, 2014

UCLA Newsroom has written a feature on graduate student, Steven Lopez (Houk Lab), who won the UCLA Academic Senate's 2013-2014 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

Jul 9, 2014

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has selected Professor David Eisenberg as the recipient of the 2015 Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science.

Jul 3, 2014

Professor Sabeeha Merchant has been appointed as the director of the UCLA-Department of Energy (UCLA-DOE) Institute.