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Professor Francois Diederich
Sep 25, 2020
We are sad to report that UCLA postdoc alum and former faculty member Professor François Diederich (ETH Zürich) passed away on September 23. 
Chaungzhen Zhao
Sep 24, 2020

Graduate student Chuanzhen Zhao (P Weiss/A Andrews groups) receives the prestigious Dimitris N Chorafas Foundation Award. 

Professors Patrick Harran and Ken Houk
Sep 18, 2020
Harran and Houk groups create computer software that predicts structure and three-dimensional conformations of products made from synthetic reaction sequences. 
Professors Jose Rodriguez and Jorge Torres
Sep 17, 2020

Professors Jose Rodriguez and Jorge Torres are recognized in Cell Press’ list of 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America.

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Sep 17, 2020

The department is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure–track or tenured faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. 

Professor Neil Garg
Sep 17, 2020
In Chemical & Engineering News article, Professor Neil Garg discusses mentoring with columnist and Emory chemistry professor Jen Heemstra.
Professor John Wasson
Sep 16, 2020
We are sad to report that UCLA cosmochemist Emeritus Professor John Wasson passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on September 7.
 
Professor Chong Liu
Sep 10, 2020
Professor Chong Liu receives a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA or R35) award from the NIH/NIGMS.
 
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Sep 9, 2020
In the journal Nature, the Garg and Houk groups report the use of unusual strained intermediates in asymmetric catalysis, work highlighted in C&EN. 
Professor Nancy Goroff
Sep 8, 2020
Stony Brook professor Nancy Goroff (PhD ’94), the Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s First Congressional District, is profiled in C&EN