2012-2013 Bruinwalk.com Professor of the Year

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Neil Garg has been named as the Bruinwalk.com 2012-2013 UCLA Professor of the Year.

As the 2012-2013 academic year came to a close, Bruinwalk.com held their annual “Bests of the Year” awards.  Bruinwalk.com solicited nominations from UCLA students for several categories, including Favorite Class, Moment of the Year, and Professor of the Year awards.  After the review of nominations, Bruinwalk.com named Neil Garg as their 2012-2013 Professor of the Year, stating that they received an overwhelming response for the selection of Professor Garg.

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Neil Garg (Center) with his students during Chemistry 14D Class Office Hour
(Photo Credit: Penny Jennings)

Bio: Professor Garg received a B.S. in Chemistry from New York University where he did undergraduate research with Professor Marc Walters. During his undergraduate years, he spent several months in Strasbourg, France while conducting research with Professor Mir Wais Hosseini at Université Louis Pasteur as an NSF REU Fellow. Garg obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 from the California Institute of Technology under the direction of Professor Brian Stoltz. He then joined Professor Larry Overman’s research laboratory at the University of California, Irvine as an NIH Postdoctoral Scholar. Garg joined the faculty at UCLA in 2007. In 2012, he was promoted to Associate Professor and began serving as Vice Chair for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

Bruinwalk.com is a website operated by Student Media UCLA that features UCLA professor reviews, used book trading and reviews of apartments near UCLA’s Westwood campus. The site also features a campus calendar and is currently building a database of information and media about the people and entities that make up the UCLA community. 

Bruinwalk.com is published by the UCLA Communications Board, which is the board of directors for the student-run media on campus. The Communications Board also publishes the Daily Bruin, Bruin Life, UCLA’s official yearbook, as well as seven magazines (Al-Talib, Fem, Ha’Am, La Gente, Nommo, and Pacific Ties) and UCLAradio.com, the campus radio station.

The news was released on Bruinwalk.com’s Facebook page, which you can find here.  Visit Bruinwalk.com here.  You can find out more about Prof. Garg and his research by visiting his group website.