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.
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.
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.
Professor Richard Kaner's research on graphene-based supercapacitors was featured on Nasdaq.com.
Professor James Liao has been named to Taiwan's Academia Sinica, the preeminent academic institution in the Republic of China.
Professors Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Neil Garg, and Paul Weiss have been selected for the ACS 2015 National Awards.
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.
Professor Louis Bouchard and colleagues have developed nanodiamonds (ND) which can be used to perform fully correlated optical and electron microscopy.
A photo collage from the 2014 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony is now available for viewing online.
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.
Nature Physics recently highlighted the Zink Group's ACS Nano publication, "Taking the Temperature of the Interiors of Magnetically Heated Nanoparticles."
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.
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.
Dr. Arlene Russell is one of 99 distinguished members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) who have been named as 2014 ACS Fellows.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Sabeeha Merchant has been appointed as the director of the UCLA-Department of Energy (UCLA-DOE) Institute.
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student Jeffrey Vinokur (Bowie Lab) appeared on ABC's The View and NBC's Today Show with his performance as the "Dancing Scientist."
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumnus James Pitts (B.S., 1945) passed away at age 93. Pitts, whose smog research led to cleaner air in California was remembered by the Los Angeles Times.
Professor James Gimzewski was featured in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV program, The Nature of Things.
UCLA Student Members of the American Chemical Society received an Honorable Mention Chapter Award from the American Chemical Society.
Professor Neil Garg, Dr. Jonah Chang, and graduate student Liana Hie (Garg Group) were highlighted in the American Chemical Society's Nexus Blog about their efforts in promoting green chemistry to undergraduate students.