Professor Richard Heck
Oct 12, 2015
Richard Heck (BS ’52 chemistry, PhD ’54 physical organic chemistry, Saul Winstein group, 2011 Seaborg medalist) died on October 9, 2015, in Manila. 
Andrea Hadjikyriacou
Oct 9, 2015
Andrea Hadjikyriacou (Steve Clarke group) and Alexander Nikolich Patananan (PhD Biochemistry '14) are the session organizers.
Professor Neil Garg
Oct 9, 2015
Professor Neil Garg has been selected for the 2015 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award for Organic Synthesis.
Professor Hosea Nelson
Oct 9, 2015

One of our newest faculty members was interviewed about his career path in the Oct 1st issue of the prestigious journal.

Oct 2, 2015
Professor Ric Kaner and postdoc Maher El-Kady have published an easy to understand article about their research in IEEE Spectrum.
Sep 25, 2015

The department welcomed its incoming class of graduate students with a full agenda of activities during the week of September 21.   

Professor Sri Kosuri
Sep 22, 2015

Professor Sri Kosuri is the PI of one of three projects to receive a total of $15M from the NSF to research intricacies of olfaction and neural coding of odors.

Welcome new Bruins!
Sep 21, 2015
On the first day of instruction, the department started what will surely become a long-standing tradition: a chemistry and biochemistry department reception for incoming students.
Professor David Eisenberg
Sep 18, 2015

In Nature researchers led by UCLA Professor David Eisenberg and Tamir Gonen (HHMI Janelia) offer closest look yet at core of α-synuclein aggregates.  

Instructors Anne Hong-Hermesdorf and Alfred Bacher
Sep 18, 2015
Faculty, lab instructors, consultants, staff, and graduate students came together this week for the first Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry lab summit.
Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena
Sep 15, 2015
UCLA alumna Professor Danielle Laraque-Arena (BS Chemistry ’76, MD '81) has been appointed the first woman president of the SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Thomson Reuters
Sep 11, 2015
Professors David Eisenberg, Ken Houk, Ric Kaner, and Jeff Zink have been selected for the prestigious Thomson Reuters 2015 list of Highly Cited Researchers.
UCLA Professor Thomas Mason
Sep 10, 2015
Experiments by UCLA Professor Thomas Mason and former UCLA postdoctoral researcher Kun Zhao, PhD, have revealed a new mechanism for glass formation.
Sep 4, 2015
The UCLA Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS) has been awarded the 2015 Western Region ACS Stanley Israel Award.
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Sep 3, 2015
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova has been elected to be the Chair of the Theory subdivision of the PHYS Division of the American Chemical Society. 
ranking graphic
Aug 31, 2015
Washington Monthly ranked UCLA 6th among national universities & SJTU’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCLA 2nd among US public institutions & 12th overall.
MRS logo
Aug 26, 2015
The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Professor Ric Kaner as the 2015 MRS Medalist.
Chelsea Nnebe - Howard University
Aug 26, 2015
The department hosted a reception for 35 visiting undergraduate scholars from several summer research programs who have conducted research in faculty labs. 
Dr. Myung-ki Hong
Aug 21, 2015
Video and select photos from the 2015 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony are now available for viewing online.
Nobel Prize
Aug 20, 2015
The three recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry - Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner - were each invited to UCLA by Professor Shimon Weiss.
Nano chip
Aug 14, 2015
UCLA research team has developed a dramatically advanced tool for analyzing how chemicals called nanocatalysts convert chemical reactions into electricity.
Todd Yeates
Aug 12, 2015
Professor Todd Yeates has been awarded the prestigious 2016 ASBMB DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences.
Professor Eric Scerri
Aug 11, 2015
The PBS documentary “The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements” features on-camera interviews with lecturer Eric Scerri who served as historical consultant for the show.
Xiangfeng Duan
Aug 7, 2015

A team of UCLA researchers led by Professor Xiangfeng Duan have recently developed a novel material for use in flexible, printed electronics.

Professor Paula Diaconescu
Aug 5, 2015
The department would like to congratulate Professor Paula Diaconescu on her promotion to the rank of full professor effective July 1, 2015.