Sep 30, 2016
History was made this year when we welcomed 94 new graduate students to the department!
Sharon Neufeldt
Sep 30, 2016
We welcome three new Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholars and bid farewell to Sharon Neufeldt, now a faculty member at Montana State University. 
NSF Logo
Sep 29, 2016
Professors Shimon Weiss and Jose Rodriguez are involved in the new NSF-funded Science and Technology Center (STC) on Real-Time Functional Imaging.
Professor Alex Spokoyny
Sep 29, 2016
Spokoyny joined science writers to make give their best guesses as to who will claim the prize on October 5th.
Heather Tienson
Sep 23, 2016
In the article, UCLA biochemistry instructor Heather Tienson was interviewed about her use of Wikipedia in the classroom.
TC Ong
Sep 23, 2016
We welcome MIC’s new NMR scientist Ta-Chung "TC" Ong to UCLA.
Ken Houk
Sep 20, 2016

The research resulting from a collaboration with Scripps Research Institute was recently published in the journal Science.

Hosea Nelson
Sep 15, 2016
In the video titled "The quest to make any molecule, Total synthesis with Hosea Nelson", Nelson talks about his work to help chemists build molecules. 
Miguel Garcia-Garibay
Sep 15, 2016
The viscosity of an ordinary solvent (DMF), when trapped in a nanocage of a porous solid, is about 4 orders of magnitude greater than that of the bulk liquid. 
Prof. Roy Wollman
Sep 9, 2016
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Roy Wollman, who has joined the department’s Biochemistry Division as an associate professor. 
Professor Craig Merlic
Sep 8, 2016
Professor Craig Merlic’s work as the nation’s foremost academic laboratory safety expert was recently highlighted in UCLA Newsroom’s in depth article.
Xiangfeng Duan
Sep 2, 2016
UCLA chemists & alumnus collaboration leads to discovery of how to get a solid material to act like a liquid without actually turning it into liquid.
MIC students
Aug 31, 2016
Many exciting things are happening in the UCLA Molecular Instrumentation Center (MIC)!
Ranking graphics
Aug 29, 2016
Washington Monthly ranked UCLA 8th among national universities & SJTU’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCLA 2nd among US public institutions & 12th overall.
visiting students
Aug 26, 2016
The department hosted a reception for undergraduate scholars who have conducted research in faculty labs over the summer. 
Students at poster session
Aug 26, 2016
The student researchers who participated in the SPUR ten week programs presented their research at the poster session.
Prof. Alex Spokoyny
Aug 25, 2016
Chemical & Engineering News includes Professor Alex Spokoyny in its 2nd annual Talented 12 feature, highlighting young investigators who are doing groundbreaking work in the field.
Professor Neil Garg
Aug 25, 2016
Professor Neil Garg has been awarded the EJ Corey award by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his outstanding original contribution in organic synthesis.
Dr. Darcy Wanger Grinolds
Aug 23, 2016
We recently caught up with alumna Darcy Wanger Grinolds (’08 chemistry), currently working at X (formerly Google[x]) as a Hardware Reliability Engineer.
Professor Jose Rodriguez
Aug 17, 2016
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Jose Rodriguez who has joined the department as an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Division.
Karch Kiraly
Aug 16, 2016
Volleyball legend alumnus Karch Kiraly (’83) is the head coach of the United States women’s indoor volleyball team competing in the 2016 Olympics.

Dr. James Ellis LuValle
Aug 15, 2016
UCLA alumnus & accomplished scientist James Ellis LuValle (BA chemistry ’36, MA chemistry & physics ’37) won a bronze medal in the 1936 Olympic Games.
Student talking about poster
Aug 12, 2016

The student researchers who participated in the SPUR eight week programs presented their research at the poster session.

Professor William Gelbart
Aug 12, 2016
The five-day October 2016 workshop in Mexico will honor of Professor William Gelbart’s 70th birthday.
Aug 10, 2016
Graduate students Michael Corsello (Garg) & Jessica Grandner (Houk) presented their graduate research at the ACS DOC’s annual Graduate Research Symposium.