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May 14, 2021
UCLA organic chemists have launched virtual reality resources that they hope will make learning organic chemistry more engaging for students, allowing them to interact with 3D molecular models.
 
Caroline C. Cram
May 13, 2021
We are sad to report that Caroline Cram, widow of Professor Donald Cram, and longtime supporter of the department, passed away on March 12, 2021. 
 
Professor Thomas Mason
May 7, 2021

Chemist and physicist Professor Thomas Mason is one of five scientists from around the nation selected as a 2021 Fellow of the Society of Rheology (SOR).  

2021 Undergraduate departmental awards
May 6, 2021
Each year we recognize our undergraduate students with departmental awards for their accomplishments in academics and in research.
 
Professor Hosea Nelson
May 5, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Hosea Nelson on his promotion to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2021.

Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Apr 30, 2021
A paper written by graduate students as the final project for Professor Anastassia Alexandrova’s 2020 “Computational Methods for Chemists” class (Chem 126/226) was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
 
Samantha Theresa Mensah
Apr 30, 2021

PhD student Samantha Mensah (Andrews/P Weiss labs) has been selected by the UCLA Academic Senate for the 2021 Graduate Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award. 

Samantha Vi-Tang
Apr 30, 2021
Undergraduate researcher Samantha “Sam” Vi-Tang (Kaner group) is one of two UCLA students selected as 2021-2022 Beckman Scholars.  
 
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Apr 29, 2021
Postdoctoral Scholars Lucía Fernandez-del-Rio (Catherine Clarke group) and Zipeng Zhao (Yu Huang and Xiaofeng Duan groups) receive the 2021 UCLA Chancellor's $7,500 Awards for Postdoctoral Research.  
 
Emily Carter
Apr 26, 2021
The American Chemical Society (ACS) paid tribute to the accomplishments of UCLA’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Professor Emily Carter in a special issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry.
 
Roshini Ramachandran
Apr 23, 2021

In her new paper, Dr Roshini Ramachandran discusses the teaching practices and pedagogical strategies that she used in her Fall 2020 CHEM 3: Material World general education course.

Prof. Richard Kaner
Apr 20, 2021
Professor Richard Kaner and postdoc Cheng-Wei Lin are part of the UCLA team to win the grand prize in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE global competition. 
 
Emeritus Professor Daniel Atkinson
Apr 16, 2021
We are pleased to honor eminent UCLA biochemist Emeritus Professor Daniel Atkinson who turned 100 on April 8, 2021.
 
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Apr 15, 2021
Chemistry & Biochemistry undergraduate students Francisco Galang and Kylie Williams have been accepted into the prestigious UC LEADS program. 
 
Cheylene Tanimoto
Apr 15, 2021

Cheylene Tanimoto (Gelbart/Knobler group) is one of only five UCLA graduate students selected campus-wide for the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants.

Ishika Saha
Apr 12, 2021
Ishika Saha (Harran group) is one of eight 4th year PhD students chosen from labs around the country to participate in the 2021 Genentech Graduate Student Symposium in Chemical Research.
 
Professor Stuart Schreiber
Apr 8, 2021
Professor Stuart Schreiber, Harvard University & Co-Founder, Broad Institute, gave the virtual Spring 2021 Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. 
 
Abby Thurm
Apr 8, 2021
Former undergraduate researcher alumna Abby Thurm ’20 Biochemistry (Gelbart/Knobler group) is featured on URC-Sciences’ Student Spotlight. 
 
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Apr 7, 2021
Postdoc Borna Zandkarimi (Alexandrova group), PhD student David Boyer (Eisenberg group), and alum Marco Messina (PhD '19 Maynard and Spokoyny groups) have been selected to participate in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in June 2021.
 
Kierstyn Anderson
Apr 7, 2021
PhD student Kierstyn Anderson (Spokoyny lab) has been selected for the AFRL 2021 Space Scholars Program to work on the design, fabrication, characterization, and development of functional coatings and materials. 
 
Apr 7, 2021
Undergraduate researchers David Dumas (Liu lab) and Jaybree Lopez (Loo Lab) explain their research and offer advice to new students in URC-Sciences Research Elevator Pitch videos. 
 
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Professors David Eisenberg and Jose Rodriguez
Apr 1, 2021
In a new MBI video, Professors David Eisenberg and Jose Rodriguez discuss the promising new therapies they each are developing in their labs.
 
Professor Ken Houk
Mar 30, 2021
Professor Ken Houk is co-leader of research team that discovered selective photochemically-induced Diels-Alder reactions of nitrogen-containing molecules to give bicyclic products with high selectivity.
 
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Mar 29, 2021

Professor Xiangfeng Duan’s recent Nature perspective article, which provides critical insights into the future of semiconductor technology, is featured in-depth in EE|Times magazine.

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Mar 25, 2021
Congratulations to our current and former students who have received prestigious 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards and Honorable Mentions.
 

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