Houk elected foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

3 years ago

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.  Election […]

Houk elected foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
November 24

2021 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory

3 years ago

Professor Ken Houk has been named winner of the prestigious 2021 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory in nanotechnology.   Since 1993, The Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory is awarded […]

2021 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory
October 1

2021 ACS Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry

3 years ago

Distinguished Research Professor Kendall Houk receives the 2021 Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry, one of the most important awards given by the ACS. The Roger Adams (RA) Award Ceremony […]

2021 ACS Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry
August 24

2021 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Organic Division Horizon Prize: Bioorganic Chemistry Award

3 years ago

A team of 23 researchers from the Tang, Houk and Garg labs receive the RSC’s 2021 Horizon Prize: Bioorganic Chemistry Award for their discovery of a new class of enzymes.  […]

2021 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Organic Division Horizon Prize: Bioorganic Chemistry Award
June 8

Houk group calculations bring together two experimental groups in Science publication

3 years ago

Professor Ken Houk is co-leader of research team that discovered selective photochemically-induced Diels-Alder reactions of nitrogen-containing molecules to give bicyclic products with high selectivity. Houk holds the Saul Winstein Distinguished […]

Houk group calculations bring together two experimental groups in Science publication
March 30

A trio of UCLA groups harness solid-state photochemistry for natural product synthesis

3 years ago

The García-Garibay, Garg, and Houk research groups explored the synthesis of challenging structural motifs with  photochemical reactions in crystals. An experimental team led by Dr. Jordan Dotson, recent joint graduate […]

A trio of UCLA groups harness solid-state photochemistry for natural product synthesis
March 12

García-Garibay, Houk group collaboration featured in Nature Chemistry

3 years ago

A highly-collaborative study at UCLA by García-Garibay, Houk and Brown (Physics) groups show promising applications of dipolar rotors in the solid state.               The team’s […]

García-Garibay, Houk group collaboration featured in Nature Chemistry
February 18

Houk group research featured in Nature Chemistry

3 years ago

Ken Houk, postdoc Yike Zou, and collaborators design and improve, by directed evolution, most potent protein catalyst yet known for a Diels-Alder reaction.  The team’s paper titled “Efficient Lewis Acid […]

Houk group research featured in Nature Chemistry
February 1