2013 Departmental Awards Ceremony

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The list of winners and photos from the 2013 Departmental Awards Ceremony are now available for viewing online.

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry would like to congratulate all of the winners and extend a special thank you to the guests who were able to join us for the wonderful event on November 18, 2013.


AXE Bruce Merrifield Undergraduate Research Award: Seth Ahlquist & Christina Jayson

Hosmer Stone Prize for Excellence in General Chemistry: Shahriyar Jahanbakhsh


Christopher Foote Fellows: Jack Bracken, Hung Pham, Xin Hong, Pesach Perlin, Evan Styduhar 

  & Juno Van Valkenburgh

Ernest F. Hare, Jr., Memorial Scholarship for Research: Xing Zhong

Excellence in 2nd Year Academics & Research: Lingchao Cai, Henry Chan, Liana Hie

  & Udayabagya Halim

Faculty Award for Innovation in Inorganic Chemistry: Tania Guardado

George Gregory Research Award in Physical Chemistry: Rees Garmann

Hanson-Dow Teaching Assistant Awards: Paul Abukhalil, Christopher Arntsen, Christian Beren,

  Byron Boon, Vanessa Breslin, Michael Corsello, David Hsieh, Sedef Karabiyikoglu,

  Michael Lopez, Jeffrey McCormick, Jesus Moreno, Laura Saldarriaga, Ira Staehle, Nicholas Weires

  & Devon Widmer

Herbert Newby McCoy Award (Student Researcher): Thi (Kathy) Nguyen

John M. Jordan Memorial Award for Research in Biochemistry: Dan McNamara

John Stauffer Fellowship for Outstanding Research in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry: Adam Goetz

Majeti-Alapati Fellowship for Research in Organic Chemistry: Yi Chiao Fan

Norma Stoddart Prize (2013): Jessica Kramer

Ralph & Charlene Bauer Research Award for Research in Inorganic Chemistry: Shan Jiang

Roberts A. Smith Award for Research in Biochemistry: Huimin Zhang

Samson H. Cheng Biochemistry Teaching Award: Pak Kwong & Jung-Reem Woo


Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching: Prof. Patrick Harran

Herbert Newby McCoy Award (Faculty): Prof. Heather Maynard

Herbert Newby McCoy Award (Researcher): Dr. Janette Kropat

Select photos from the ceremony are available below. The full photo album is can be viewed here. Photos by Penny Jennings.

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