Sustainability Open House Flier
Jan 14, 2020
The UCLA Joint Research Safety Initiative (JRSI) is hosting a sustainability open house for Chemistry & Biochemistry researchers on Tuesday, January 21.  
 
Drs. Masuo and Lorraine Toji
Jan 10, 2020
The late Lorraine and Masuo Toji have left $1 million to our department to support undergraduate education and research.
 
Professor Justin Caram
Jan 9, 2020
Professor Justin Caram has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.
 
Kevin Cheung
Jan 8, 2020
Alumnus Dr Kevin Cheung (PhD ’19, Andrews/P Weiss groups) is lead author of ACS Sensors cover article and profiled by the journal. 
 
Research image
Jan 7, 2020
Professor James Gimzewski & alum Adam Stieg (PhD ’07) are part of team that has taken a significant stride toward goal of creating thinking machines. 
 
Dr. Eric Scerri
Jan 7, 2020

To mark the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the periodic table, Eric Scerri’s book about the periodic table was featured in the New Yorker.  

Dec 20, 2019
UCLA researchers and Ilhan Yavuz from Turkey, unraveled the surface defect-deactivation mechanism in perovskite solar cells using molecules found in tea, coffee and chocolate.
 
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Dec 19, 2019
The Houk group hosted the CCHF Virtual Symposum 16 sponsored by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CHF).
Professor Hosea Nelson
Dec 13, 2019
Professor Hosea Nelson has been awarded the 2020 Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
 
Professors Paul Alivisatos and Emily Carter
Dec 13, 2019
Nanoscience pioneer Professor Paul Alivisatos (UC Berkeley) was awarded the 2019 Seaborg Medal in recognition of his seminal contributions to the field.
 
Professor Anne Andrews
Dec 12, 2019
Professor Anne Andrews discusses her trajectory, conceptualizing neurochemistry, and identifying “moon-shots” in interview with “extremophile” Nik Hawks.
 
Dr. Laurence Lavelle
Dec 11, 2019

On December 5, 2019, Dr Laurence Lavelle’s Chemistry Community hit 10 million page views and 200,000 posts.

Child extracting DNA from strawberry
Dec 10, 2019
Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty, postdocs, grad students, and undergrads helped make this year's Exploring Your Universe (EYU) a huge success.
 
Professor Jorge Torres
Dec 9, 2019
A video celebrating Professor Jorge Torres’ 2019 ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity was premiered at the opening ceremonies of the ASCB|EMBO meeting.
 
Professor Paul Weiss
Dec 5, 2019
Professor Paul Weiss discusses the early days of nanotechnology and some key technical advances with science journalist Robyn Williams on “The Science Show”.
 
Medal
Dec 4, 2019
For the first time at UCLA, three members of one department receive Academic Senate Teaching awards. 
 
Daniel Bim
Dec 4, 2019
Postdoctoral associate Daniel Bím (Alexandrova group) is the recipient of the prestigious Česká Hlava – Doctorandus for Natural Sciences’ Award.
 
Robert Carter
Dec 3, 2019
We are sad to report that long-time supporter and alumnus Robert “Bob” Carter ’42 passed away at the age of 100 on October 7, 2019.
 
Luke Elissiry holding award
Dec 2, 2019
Undergraduate researcher Luke Elissiry (Liu group) receives presentation award at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
 
AAAS Logo
Nov 26, 2019
Professors Paula Diaconescu and Thomas Mason have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
 
Dr. Mary Good
Nov 21, 2019
Pioneering scientist Professor Mary Good, the first woman to receive the Glenn T Seaborg Medal in 1996, passed away on November 20, 2019, at the age of 88.
 
Professor Jennifer Doudna
Nov 21, 2019
Professor Jennifer Doudna (University of California, Berkeley) gave the 2019 Donald J Cram Distinguished Lecture on November 14.  
 
Professor Alex Spokoyny
Nov 20, 2019
Professor Alex Spokoyny and fourth-year PhD student Mary Grumbles discuss undergraduate chemistry projects focused on communicating chemistry and science. 
 
test tubes
Nov 19, 2019
Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty are among the most influential scientists in their fields for 2019, as determined by Clarivate Analytics.
 
Christopher Jones at the podium
Nov 15, 2019
Third-year graduate student and US Navy veteran Christopher Jones (Nelson group) speaks at ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans.
 

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