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Latest News

Professor Catherine Clarke with faculty, staff, and students
Jun 19, 2019
On June 12, 2019, faculty, staff, and students gathered for a celebration to honor Chemistry & Biochemistry department Chair Professor Catherine Clarke. 
Professor Neil Garg
Jun 14, 2019
On May 28, 2019, we celebrated the inaugural Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry & Biochemistry appointed to Professor Neil Garg.
 
Jun 12, 2019
At this year’s Academic Senate Celebrating Diversity award ceremony, two faculty members and one graduate student received prestigious DEI awards.
Student at poster
Jun 12, 2019
Students from Professor Craig Merlic's Chemistry 89 Honors Seminar held a poster session focused on medicines recently approved for a variety of diseases.
Christopher Jones
Jun 10, 2019
Second-year graduate student and US Navy veteran Christopher Jones (Nelson group) has been named a Tillman Scholar for the class of 2019.
Student at poster
Jun 6, 2019
Over 40 undergraduate researchers from the department presented posters at the UCLA Research Poster Day, four were awarded the prestigious Science Dean's Prize.
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Jun 5, 2019
Team reported a single-atom decoration approach to greatly boost the platinum nanocatalysts for efficient electrical to chemical energy conversion or vice versa
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May 29, 2019
Thanks to generous support from alumni and friends, we are transforming our former library into innovative space, enhancing the UCLA experience for thousands of Bruins.
 
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
May 29, 2019
Professor Xiangfeng Duan has been named one of 31 National Finalists for the 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
 
Prof. Keriann Backus
May 29, 2019
Professor Keriann Backus has been selected as a 2019 Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
 

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