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Professor Richard Kaner
Aug 11, 2022
In a new video, Professor Richard Kaner explains his Nobel Fund team’s goal is to create technology for grid-level batteries that store energy from sustainable but intermittent sou
Prof. Abigail Doyle
Aug 11, 2022
Professor Abigail Doyle is co-PI of the NSF Center for Computer Aided Synthesis (C-CAS), which will use machine learning to accelerate the synthesis of molecules.
 
Professor Yves Rubin
Aug 11, 2022
In a new video, Professor Yves Rubin and UCLA collaborators explain their Nobel Fund project to develop a zero-carbon foot print process for generating hydrogen for energy.
 
Professor Ken Houk
Aug 10, 2022
Professor Ken Houk is part of a team to develop new techniques that enable unprecedented versatility in design of drug molecules.  
 
Prof. Xiangfeng Duan
Aug 8, 2022
Professor Xiangfeng Duan and members of his group are part of a team led by UCLA researchers to devise a method for predicting performance of catalysts in fuel cells.
 
Dr. Hung V. Pham
Aug 5, 2022
Popular chemistry professor and alum Hung V Pham (PhD '15 Houk group) receives the department’s 2022 Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching.  
Prof. Margot Quinlan
Aug 5, 2022
Biochemist Professor Margot Quinlan receives the department's 2022 Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching.  
 
Quantum computing
Aug 4, 2022
Professors Anastassia Alexandrova and Justin Caram are part of a UCLA-led team that has developed a fundamentally new strategy for building quantum computers. 
 
Components of spin tunneling junction with chiral molecular intercalation superlattices
Aug 2, 2022
A chiral molecular intercalation superlattice (CMIS) designed by Duan’s group achieves a remarkable spin polarization ratio of more than 60%, among the highest selectivity achieved in molecular spin tunneling junctions.
 
Prof. Xiangfeng Duan
Aug 2, 2022
Professor Xiangfeng Duan receives the prestigious 2022 McCoy Award, which recognizes the researchers in the department who have made the greatest contribution of the year to the science of chemistry and biochemistry.
 

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