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Latest News

Professor Benjamin Schwartz
May 23, 2018
Professor Benjamin Schwartz and graduate student Devon Widmer co-authored the paper featured in a recent issue of the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry
Dr. Harlan Amstutz
May 18, 2018
Alumnus Harlan Amstutz (’53, MD ’56) has been selected for the 2018 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Award. 
 
UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry logo
May 18, 2018
New Endowed Professors in General Chemistry, Albert Courey & Yung-Ya Lin, will work together to enhance the learning experience for life science undergrads.
Student at science fair
May 10, 2018
Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Student Association (CBGSA) members inspire young chemists at local elementary school science fair.
Professor Ellen Sletten
May 10, 2018
Professor Ellen Sletten was presented with the 2018 UCLA Alpha Chi Sigma (AXΣ) Glenn Seaborg Award at the annual AXΣ Seaborg Banquet on May 5th.               
Students in front of Royce Hall
May 9, 2018
On May 8, 2018, Professor Neil Garg and his students hosted a visit to UCLA by 25 science students from Valencia High School.  
 
Professor Kendall Houk
May 8, 2018
On May 8, 2018, the Houk group hosted a virtual symposium on synthetic organic chemistry featuring talks by Sarah Reisman (Caltech) and Phil Baran (Scripps).  
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
May 8, 2018
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova and alum Dr Mai-Anh Ha’s work on endothermic cooling of hypersonic jets featured in Chemical & Engineering News.
Professor Richard Kaner
May 8, 2018
The RSC recognizes Professor Richard Kaner for his “outstanding contributions to solid-state synthesis, energy storage materials & super hard materials.”
Professor Jeffrey I. Zink
May 4, 2018
Professor Jeffrey Zink was awarded the American Chemical Society Southern California Section's highest honor, the Tolman Medal, on May 1, 2018.

Events

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Young Hall 2033
Mostafa El-Sayed
Georgia Tech
4:00pm
Court of Sciences (Between Young Hall and Boelter Hall.)
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California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Harvard University
12:00pm
Symposium: California NanoSystems Inst./Medal Award Dinner: Luskin Center
Professor Robert Glaeser (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) & Nobel Laureate Professor Richard Henderson (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
4:00pm
California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
Harvard University
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California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering
12:30pm
Symposium: California NanoSystems Inst./Medal Award Dinner: TBA
University of California, Berkeley