Faculty in the News – Michael Jung

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Distinguished Professor Michael E. Jung, the Walter and Shirley Wang Chair in Medicinal Drug Discovery, scientific co-founder of Pelage Pharmaceuticals, has helped the company raise $16.75M to advance groundbreaking hair […]

Faculty in the News – Michael Jung
July 11

UCLA team wins the 2024 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Organic Chemistry Horizon Prize

2 days ago

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The Molecular Strainers Team at UCLA, led by Professor Neil Garg and Professor Ken Houk, receives the RSC 2024 Organic Chemistry Horizon Prize: Perkin Prize in Physical Organic Chemistry for […]

UCLA team wins the 2024 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Organic Chemistry Horizon Prize
July 10

Researchers achieve most precise measurement of thorium-229 for future nuclear clocks

4 days ago

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Professor Anastassia Alexandrova and postdoctoral associate Dr. Harry Morgan, along with their collaborators from UCLA Physics, are developing 229Th-based solid-state nuclear clocks, which promise to outperform the current state-of-the-art atomic […]

Researchers achieve most precise measurement of thorium-229 for future nuclear clocks
July 8

Atomic-scale mapping of MXenes unveils new insights

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Professor Paul S. Weiss and collaborators from Drexel University have performed the first scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy studies of MXenes, a recently discovered class of two-dimensional materials, mapping their […]

Atomic-scale mapping of MXenes unveils new insights
July 2

Superhard Materials at the Nanoscale: Smaller is Better

2 weeks ago

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Professors Sarah Tolbert, Richard Kaner, and Abby Kavner are part of a team of researchers who have found that smaller grain sizes in the superhard material rhenium diboride (ReB₂) increase […]

Superhard Materials at the Nanoscale: Smaller is Better
June 30

Chemistry for a Healthy World Event

3 weeks ago

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On April 24, 2024, faculty, students, alumni, and visitors gathered for the inaugural UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry’s “Chemistry for a Healthy World” event, featuring brief research talks by […]

Chemistry for a Healthy World Event
June 23

Atomic view of a chemical catalyst during electrically charged reaction is a scientific first

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Professor Prineha Narang is part of a team of researchers from UCLA and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory whose research has, for the first time, captured atomic-level images of a chemical […]

Atomic view of a chemical catalyst during electrically charged reaction is a scientific first
June 19

2024 Mautner Perkins Memorial Lecture Series and Graduate Awards

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In early May 2024, Professor Omar Yaghi from the University of California, Berkeley, visited UCLA to deliver the Mautner Perkins Memorial Lectures, including a scientific lecture and a public lecture. […]

2024 Mautner Perkins Memorial Lecture Series and Graduate Awards
June 12