Professor Michael Jung
Jan 19, 2022

Professor Michael Jung has been awarded the 2022 IUPAC-Richter Prize in recognition of his research, which has afforded new drugs for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

Dale Steichen
Jan 10, 2022
We are sad to report that alumnus Dale Steichen  (PhD ’80, Foote group) passed away on December 22, 2021, at the age of 67.
 
Professor Sri Kosuri
Jan 6, 2022
Professor Sri Kosuri and Octant, the startup biotechnology company he co-founded, are featured on the California NanoSystems Institute website.
 
Professor Richard Kaner
Dec 16, 2021
Professor Richard Kaner has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
 
Professor Heather Maynard
Dec 15, 2021
Professor Heather Maynard has been awarded the Macrogroup UK Medal for Outstanding Achievement in recognition of her accomplishments in the field of polymer science.  
 
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Dec 9, 2021
Exciting collaborative effort from the Duan and Caram labs unlocked the secrets approaching the fundamental performance limit of 2D semiconductor diodes for the first time, providing critical design principles for electronic devices.  
 
Dr. Corrie Kuniyoshi
Dec 9, 2021
Alumna Corrie Kuniyoshi (PhD ‘05, Foote) named Manager of the ACS Student Experiences Team and will oversee the ACS Scholars and ACS Project SEED programs.
 
Professor Richard Kaner
Dec 9, 2021
Professor Richard Kaner is elected as a 2021 NAI Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
 
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Dec 8, 2021
Houk group alums Katherine (Kat) Bay and Hung Pham team up to allow UCLA students to run computations remotely as part of Chem 30A and Chem 30B. 
 
Professor Abigail Doyle
Dec 7, 2021
A new approach to general C(sp3)–H functionalization was recently developed in the group of Professor Abigail Doyle at UCLA.
 
Yuto Katsuyama
Dec 1, 2021
Graduate student Yuto Katsuyama (Kaner group) wins Poster Presentation Award at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) 4th Organic Battery Days 2021.
 
Professor Dennis Dougherty
Dec 1, 2021
World-renowned physical organic chemist and neuroscientist Dennis Dougherty (Caltech) presented the 2021 John D and Edith M Roberts Lecture at UCLA on November 18.  
 
Professor Ken Houk
Nov 24, 2021
Professor Ken Houk is elected a foreign member of the CAS in recognition of his scientific achievements and contributions to promoting the development of science and technology in China. 
 
Professor Anne Andrews
Nov 24, 2021
A new type of implantable microprobe for in vivo neurotransmitter detection was developed by a team led by Professor Anne Andrews at UCLA. 
 
2021 Horizon Prize
Nov 23, 2021
Team led by Professor Neil Garg awarded the 2021 Horizon Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Education Division. 
 
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Nov 22, 2021
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova wins supercomputer access for 2022 from the DOE Office of Science through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. 
 
Derek Erwin
Nov 22, 2021
UCLA Newsroom features in-depth article about Derek Urwin, chemistry PhD student (Alexandrova lab) and LA firefighter, and his efforts to improve firefighter health and safety.
 
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Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Nov 18, 2021
Class project results in an ACS Virtual Issue and an editorial published in The Journals of Physical Chemistry A/B/C and The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.  
 
Professor Neil Garg
Nov 17, 2021
Department Chair Professor Neil Garg wins the 2022 Mukaiyama award in recognition of his contributions to synthetic organic chemistry. 
 
Home to Highly Cited Researchers 2021
Nov 16, 2021
Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from Clarivate, placing them among world’s most influential scholars, based on citations.
 
Dr. Carly Daniels
Nov 12, 2021
Dr Carly Daniels (PhD ’14 BMSB, Loo group) discusses her COVID-19 vaccine research at Pfizer in recent UCLA Newsroom Magazine article.
 
Dr. Willy Kollymer
Nov 10, 2021
We are sad to report that alum Willy Dietrich Kollmeyer (PhD ’67 Trueblood group) passed away at the age of 82 on September 9, 2021.
 
Carlos Galvan
Nov 9, 2021
Biochemistry alumnus Carlos Galván ‘19 is featured in UCLA Newsroom article celebrating first-generation scientists at UCLA.
 
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Nov 2, 2021
UCLA’s free science festival, Exploring Your Universe, returns in a virtual format on Sunday, Nov 7, from noon to 3 pm.
 
Amir Nasajpour
Nov 2, 2021
Led by PhD student Amir Nasajpour in Professor Paul Weiss’s lab, the research engineered spiky rose thorn-like nanomaterial that establishes great antibacterial activity to slow herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV). 
 

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