Alumni News

2 months ago

  • Alumni & Friends

Dr. Chuanzhen Zhao (M.S. ’17 chemistry, Ph.D. ’20 materials chemistry P. Weiss and A. Andrews groups), currently a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford, has been named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under […]

Chuangzhen Zhao
December 1

Alumni News

3 months ago

  • Alumni & Friends
  • Diversity

Alumna Dr. Morgan Howe (Ph.D. ’19, Garcia-Garibay group) has joined the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Research Fellow. In her […]

October 19

Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in Medicinal Drug Discovery

4 months ago

  • Alumni & Friends
  • Awards, Grants, & Recognition
  • Faculty

Professor Michael Jung, a leader in the field of synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry, has been appointed as the Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in Medicinal Drug Discovery. A […]

Prof. Michael Jung
October 12

Chemists make strides toward a marijuana breath analyzer

4 months ago

  • Alumni & Friends
  • Faculty
  • Recent Research
  • Research

Professor Neil Garg and postdoc alumnus Dr. Eva Darzi, now CEO of ElecraTect, Inc., are heading a team of researchers who are testing a “cannabinoid fuel cell” that provides a […]

October 6

How the secrets of the ‘water bear’ could improve lifesaving drugs like insulin

4 months ago

  • Alumni & Friends
  • Faculty
  • Recent Research

Inspired by a microscopic animal’s ability to survive and aided by UCLA’s Innovation Fund, Professor Heather Maynard is leading a team of researchers to invent a polymer with the potential […]

October 6

Teacher-Scholar News

5 months ago

  • Alumni & Friends
  • Faculty

We are pleased to welcome alumna Mackenzie Anderson (BS ’17, MS ’19, PhD ’22, Kaner group) as the department’s new 2022-25 Willard F Libby Teacher-Scholar. Our Teacher-Scholar program allows postdoctoral […]

Teacher-Scholar News
September 9

2022 Ralph & Charlene Bauer Graduate Student Awards

7 months ago

  • Alumni & Friends
  • Awards, Grants, & Recognition
  • Graduate
  • Student

Nine talented chemistry & biochemistry graduate students have been awarded the 2022 Ralph & Charlene Bauer Awards in recognition of their excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Congratulations to the […]

2022 Ralph & Charlene Bauer Graduate Student Awards
July 7

2022 Departmental Awards Ceremony

7 months ago

  • Alumni & Friends
  • Awards, Grants, & Recognition
  • Graduate
  • Student
  • Undergraduate

We celebrated the many accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, postdocs, students, and staff at our annual departmental awards ceremony on May 13, 2022. Each year at this event we recognize […]

2022 Departmental Awards Ceremony
July 6