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Latest News

Sustainability Open House Flier
Jan 14, 2020
The UCLA Joint Research Safety Initiative (JRSI) is hosting a sustainability open house for Chemistry & Biochemistry researchers on Tuesday, January 21.  
Drs. Masuo and Lorraine Toji
Jan 10, 2020
The late Lorraine and Masuo Toji have left $1 million to our department to support undergraduate education and research.
 
Professor Justin Caram
Jan 9, 2020
Professor Justin Caram has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.
 
Kevin Cheung
Jan 8, 2020
Alumnus Dr Kevin Cheung (PhD ’19, Andrews/P Weiss groups) is lead author of ACS Sensors cover article and profiled by the journal. 
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Jan 7, 2020
Professor James Gimzewski & alum Adam Stieg (PhD ’07) are part of team that has taken a significant stride toward goal of creating thinking machines. 
Dr. Eric Scerri
Jan 7, 2020

To mark the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the periodic table, Eric Scerri’s book about the periodic table was featured in the New Yorker

Dec 20, 2019
UCLA researchers and Ilhan Yavuz from Turkey, unraveled the surface defect-deactivation mechanism in perovskite solar cells using molecules found in tea, coffee and chocolate.
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Dec 19, 2019
The Houk group hosted the CCHF Virtual Symposum 16 sponsored by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CHF).
Professor Hosea Nelson
Dec 13, 2019
Professor Hosea Nelson has been awarded the 2020 Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
 
Professors Paul Alivisatos and Emily Carter
Dec 13, 2019
Nanoscience pioneer Professor Paul Alivisatos (UC Berkeley) was awarded the 2019 Seaborg Medal in recognition of his seminal contributions to the field.

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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