Dec 13, 2013
Dr. Laurence Lavelle, a senior researcher and distinguished lecturer in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently added three textbooks to the list of those he has co-authored.
 
UCLA Today: Dr. Lavelle's newest publications are the sixth editions of "Chemical Principles Instructor Solutions Manual" and "Chemical Principles Student Solutions Manual," and the Turkish translation of the fifth edition of "Chemical Principles Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual."
 
Lavelle has taught and supervised more than 28,000 students and 300 teaching assistants. He has received awards such as the Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Innovative Research at UCLA and the Hanson-Dow Award for Teaching Innovation at UCLA, as well as UCLA's Faculty Development Award six years in a row.
 
  
 
Lavelle received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Cape Townand his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. His degrees are in chemistry, physical chemistry, microbiology, physical oceanography and molecular biophysics. Lavelle's scientific publications cover topics from inorganic chemistry on host-guest compounds to experimental and theoretical work on biological structures.