UCLA is the number 5 university in the subject of chemistry and number 8 overall in the inaugural U.S. News and World Report Rankings - Best Global Universities.
Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students represented UCLA at STEAM Nation 2014, one of the largest events in LA County celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education (STEAM).
Research by Professor Xiangfeng Duan and colleagues have led to the fabrication of field effect transistors made from molybdenum sulfide, which could lead to more powerful wearable electronics and other devices in the near future.
Professor John D. Simon, a former postdoctoral scholar in Professor Mostafa El-Sayed's Group (1983-1985) has been named as the 14th president of Lehigh University.
The Graduate Division and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently hosted a UCLA Field Trip for undergraduate students attending the 2014 Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference.
Susan Baumgarten (BS' 73, MS' 76, MBA '79) was recently appointed to the board of directors for the UCLA Foundation.
Professor Sriram Kosuri has received the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award. He was one of only 50 scientists nationwide selected and was awarded $2.3 million for his project.
Professor Paul Weiss and colleagues have developed a new self-assembly method for fabricating graphene nanoribbons, bringing scientists a step closer to revolutionizing electronics.
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student Jeffrey Vinokur (Bowie Lab) appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and NBC's Today Show with his performance as the "Dancing Scientist."
Professor Xiangfeng Duan and colleagues have come up with a new way to grow 2D-layered semiconductor heterostructures whose composition can be controlled by modulating the constituent vapour-phase reactants during growth.
The International Conference on Chemical Bonding (ICCB), a conference cofounded by Professor Anastassia Alexandrova, was recently featured by Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) as the cover story for the magazine's September 22, 2014 issue.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) 2014-15 has ranked UCLA number 9 in the world for Physical Sciences.
The UCLA Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) have received the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute's (ACS CGI) Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award.
Led by Professors Gerard Wong and Andrea Kasko, UCLA Scientists have engineered antibiotics that effectively attack persister cells, which are responsible for making bacteria resistant to new drugs.
UCLA Newsroom wrote a feature on Chemistry & Biochemistry undergraduate student, Emily Gordon, who is seeking to compete in the 2016 Olympics.
Liana Hie (Garg Lab) has been awarded the 2014-15 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship, sponsored by Amgen.
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry alumnus, Dr. Satya Majeti, has been honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) with the 2014 Heroes of Chemistry Award.
UCLA researchers discover that rare disorder is caused when enzyme goes to the wrong location in cell.
Dr. Román Macaya (Ph.D., 1993, Feigon Group) was recently appointed as Costa Rica's ambassador to the United States.
UCLA Newsroom recently featured Chemistry & Biochemistry undergraduate student, Megan Cory, who formed a campus group to educate the public on ways to prevent diabetes.
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.
Led by Professor David Eisenberg, scientists have for the first time mapped the atomic structure of a protein within a living cell.
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.
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.