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Latest News

Professor Paul Weiss
Dec 5, 2019
Professor Paul Weiss discusses the early days of nanotechnology and some key technical advances with science journalist Robyn Williams on “The Science Show”.
Medal
Dec 4, 2019
For the first time at UCLA, three members of one department receive Academic Senate Teaching awards. 
 
Daniel Bim
Dec 4, 2019
Postdoctoral associate Daniel Bím (Alexandrova group) is the recipient of the prestigious Česká Hlava – Doctorandus for Natural Sciences’ Award.
Robert Carter
Dec 3, 2019
We are sad to report that long-time supporter and alumnus Robert “Bob” Carter ’42 passed away at the age of 100 on October 7, 2019.
 
Luke Elissiry holding award
Dec 2, 2019
Undergraduate researcher Luke Elissiry (Liu group) receives presentation award at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
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Nov 26, 2019
Professors Paula Diaconescu and Thomas Mason have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Dr. Mary Good
Nov 21, 2019
Pioneering scientist Professor Mary Good, the first woman to receive the Glenn T Seaborg Medal in 1996, passed away on November 20, 2019, at the age of 88.
Professor Jennifer Doudna
Nov 21, 2019
Professor Jennifer Doudna (University of California, Berkeley) gave the 2019 Donald J Cram Distinguished Lecture on November 14.  
 
Professor Alex Spokoyny
Nov 20, 2019
Professor Alex Spokoyny and fourth-year PhD student Mary Grumbles discuss undergraduate chemistry projects focused on communicating chemistry and science. 
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Nov 19, 2019
Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty are among the most influential scientists in their fields for 2019, as determined by Clarivate Analytics.

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University of California, Los Angeles
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Indiana University - Bloomington
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Dennis A. Dougherty
California Institute of Technology
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Christophe Coperet
ETH Zurich
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California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
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California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium
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California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium