2015 Departmental Awards Ceremony

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A photo gallery of the 2015 Departmental Awards Ceremony and a list of the award recipients is now available online.                       

The annual Departmental Awards Ceremony was held at the CNSI auditorium on Friday, November 6th. In addition to recognizing the efforts of our accomplished students and faculty, we had an opportunity to celebrate our department’s excellence in teaching and research. 

Photos from the ceremony and reception can be viewed here.

The award recipients are listed below. Congratulations to all the winners!



Presented by Joseph Rudnick, Dean, Physical Sciences; Catherine Clarke, Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education; and Professor Yung-Ya Lin

Alumni Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Logan Grimaud

Alpha Chi Sigma (AXE) Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Joanna Marshall

Whitcome Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Hamilton Trinh & Liujie Wang

Daniel Kivelson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Hsin-Ti Lin

Raymond & Dorothy Wilson Research Fellowship

Joshua Jeong, Paul Robinson, Scott Shepard, & Guan Zhou Zhu

Gold Family Foundation Award

Nanetta Pon

Hosmer Stone Prize

Michael Guanzhou Lin, Andrew Liu, & Nikhil Dipak Shah


Presented by Professor William Gelbart, Chemistry Graduate Advisor, and Professor Robert Clubb, BMSB Graduate Advisor 

Christopher Foote Fellows

Presented by Robin Garrell, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate Division

Jessica Grandner, Nicholas Weires, and Jesus Moreno

Excellence in Second Year Academics and Research

Presented by Professor James Bowie, Biochemistry Vice Chair for Academic Personnel

Emma Baker, Cheng-Wei Lin, Hui (Sue) Tsui, & Zhongyue Yang

Hanson-Dow Awards

Presented by Catherine Clarke, Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education

Dimitri Bikos, Alexander Bradley,Tsz Mei Cheung, Brett Cory, Christopher Karaba, Nako Nakatsuka, Sayoni Ray, Tejas Shah, Bryan Simmons, Chencai Wang

Ralph & Charlene Bauer Research Award

Zhaoyang Lin

Faculty Award for Innovation in Inorganic Chemistry

Mark Abubekerov

Majeti-Alapati Fellowship

Liana Hie

George Gregory Research Award

John Cook

John M. Jordan Memorial Award

Megan Sjodt

Roberts A. Smith Research Award

Paul Opgenorth

Ernest F. Hare, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Henry Chan

John Stauffer Fellowship

Michael Yeung

FACULTY AWARDS Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching

Introduced & Presented by Professor Michael Jung

Dr. Sharon Neufeldt

The Herbert Newby McCoy Faculty Award

Introduced & Presented by Professor William Gelbart

Prof. Ken Houk & Prof. Neil Garg The Herbert Newby McCoy Staff Award

Introduced & Presented by Professor William Gelbart

Dr. Anne Hong-Hermesdorf
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Department is extremely grateful for the generous financial contributions made to the following fellowship and award programs by our donors and alumni: Ralph & Charlene Bauer Endowed Fellowship in Chemistry Robert & Roberta Boschan Chemistry Faculty for the 
Faculty Award for Innovation in Inorganic Chemistry Christopher Foote Graduate Fellowship Dr. Atsuko and Mr. Akira Fujimoto for the Roberts A. Smith 
Graduate Student Award for the Study of Biochemistry George Gregory Fellowship Gold Family Foundation Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching Ernest F. Hare, Jr. Memorial Award  John M. Jordan Memorial Award for Creative Scholarship Margaret Kivelson
Steven & Pamela Kivelson
Valerie Kivelson Majeti-Alapati Fellowship Herbert Newby McCoy Award  John Stauffer Fellowship in Chemistry and Biochemistry The Estate of Hosmer Stone  The Estate of Philip Whitcome Raymond & Dorothy Wilson Endowment Fund 
Alpha Chi Sigma

Photos by Penny Jennings/UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry