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Professor Francois Diederich
Jan 12, 2021
Retrospective by Professors Ken Houk and J Fraser Stoddart honors UCLA postdoc alum and former faculty member Professor François Diederich (ETH Zürich).
Biayna Ghahramanians image
Jan 7, 2021
To earn bonus points, undergraduate students in Teacher Scholar Instructor Dr Daniel Nasrallah’s Fall Chem 30BL class created clever Zoom background images
Dayanni Bhagwandin
Dec 17, 2020
Graduate student and LS 192 Teaching Assistant Dayanni Bhagwandin analyses the correlation between student engagement and camera usage in breakout rooms. 
Dr. Eric Scerri
Dec 17, 2020
UCLA chemistry lecturer and author Eric Scerri discusses how philosophy and chemistry combine in new Academic Influence video. 
 
Professor Hosea Nelson
Dec 16, 2020
Professor Hosea Nelson receives the 2020 Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements in academia.
Professor Paul Weiss
Dec 15, 2020
Professor Paul Weiss' group’s research is included in the University of California's “10 biggest (non-COVID) science stories you might have missed in 2020”.
Matthew Voss
Dec 11, 2020
A collaboration between UCLA, University of Washington, and Beijing Institute of Technology discovers a doped polymer system that exclusively forms bipolarons.
Professor William Gelbart
Dec 9, 2020
In a new video, UCLA physical virologist Professor William Gelbart discusses the therapeutic and preventative COVID-19 vaccine that his group is developing. 
Professor Michael Thompson
Dec 7, 2020
Inspired by the pandemic, UC Merced professor Michael Thompson (PhD ’14 BMSB Yeates) uses X-ray crystallography to visualize therapeutic molecules for antiviral therapies.
 
Chuanzhen Zhao
Dec 3, 2020
Graduate student Chuanzhen Zhao (P Weiss/A Andrews groups) wins Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award.