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Professor Justin Caram
Sep 22, 2021
Professor Justin Caram will play a key role in the development of the new CNSI Quantum Biology Center at UCLA, where students and early-career researchers will be trained, and interdisciplinary research collaborations will be fostered. 
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Sep 17, 2021
A UCLA-led team of engineers and chemists take a major step forward in the development of microbial fuel cells - a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.
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Sep 13, 2021

Hawthorne’s work was groundbreaking in the sciences. A true chemistry pioneer, his work can be seen in every inorganic chemistry textbook today.

Tom Mason
Sep 3, 2021
Professor Thomas Mason and graduate student Tianren Yu have designed and lithographically created novel lock-and-key colloidal polymers.
Dr. Myung Ki "Mike" Hong
Sep 1, 2021

We are sad to report that long-time supporter and alumnus Dr. Myung Ki “Mike” Hong ‘59 passed away on August 18, 2021 at the age of 87.

ASBMB MOSAIC Scholars
Aug 31, 2021
PhD alums Elias Picazo and Marco Messina are chosen for the ASBMB’s inaugural 2021 cohort for the MOSAIC program.
 
Professor Ken Houk
Aug 24, 2021
Distinguished Research Professor Kendall Houk receives the 2021 Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry, one of the most important awards given by the ACS. 
 
Professor Abby Doyle
Aug 19, 2021
Professor Abby Doyle is one of seven award recipients of the Dreyfus Foundation 2021 program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering.
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Aug 19, 2021
Researchers from UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) team up to bring cutting-edge STEM research to under-represented students.
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Aug 18, 2021
Six Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members are selected to receive CNSI Noble Family Innovation Fund grants for their nanoscience research projects.

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