Professor Michael Jung
Mar 20, 2019
Professor Michael Jung has been selected to receive the 13th AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research.
Professor Catherine Clarke
Mar 20, 2019
Department Chair Professor Catherine Clarke has been awarded a $100,000 Barth Syndrome Foundation (BSF) research grant to study lipid replacement therapy.
Professor Richard Kaner
Mar 20, 2019
Professor Richard Kaner and researcher Maher El-Kady have created a self-extinguishing device that uses body movement to determine when workers are in danger.
Dr. Laurence Lavelle presenting the award to Michelle Nguyen
Mar 20, 2019
Undergraduate student Michelle Nguyen is the winner of the 2017-2018 Chem14A/B Excellence in Chemistry Book Award.
Geraldine Gregory
Mar 20, 2019
We are sad to report that Geraldine Gregory, widow of alum George Gregory (BA '42), and longtime supporter of the department, passed away on March 7, 2019.
Xiaofei Lin with her award
Mar 15, 2019
Biochemistry graduate student Xiaofei “Fay” Lin (Hoffmann group) wins Audience Choice Award at the 5th Annual Grad Slam Final Competition.
Professor Daan Frenkel
Mar 15, 2019
On March 11, 2019, Professor Daan Frenkel (University of Cambridge) gave the 5th annual Carolyn & Charles Knobler Lecture.
Professor Paul Weiss
Mar 15, 2019
Professor Paul Weiss has been named a 2019 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in recognition of his ground-breaking nanoscience research.
Professor Kendall Houk
Mar 13, 2019
A team led by Ken Houk has discovered a naturally occurring reaction in enzymes which could lead to new biological activities and pharmaceutical applications.
Professor Justin Caram and grad student Dayanni Bhagwandin
Mar 8, 2019

Their photo is featured in the March 7, 2018 UCLA Newsroom article about the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science’s inaugural fellows.

Professor Ken Houk at the CCHF 12 symposium
Mar 6, 2019
The Houk group hosted the CCHF Virtual Symposium 13 sponsored by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CHF) on March 5, 2019.
Professor Gerard Wong
Mar 4, 2019
The team has discovered an unexpected organization of antimicrobial molecules which amplify inflammation.
UCLA Environment, Health and Safety
Feb 28, 2019
Chemistry & Biochemistry staff and student researchers were recognized at the 2nd Annual UCLA EH&S Safety Forward Awards Luncheon on February 13, 2019.
Sir Fraser Stoddart lecturing
Feb 27, 2019
Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart visited UCLA to give two Mautner Lectures, one on his life and career and one on mechanical innovations of the past century.
Jay Leno with Vincent and his motorcycle
Feb 22, 2019
Mail and Information staff member Vincent Scarelli and his motorcycle appeared on a recent episode of comedian Jay Leno’s YouTube show about vehicles.
Dr. Laurence Lavelle
Feb 21, 2019
Popular instructor Laurence Lavelle receives 2018-19 UCLA NSF Professional Development Award for the cutting-edge learning resources he developed for students.
Professor Michael Jung
Feb 19, 2019
Professor Michael Jung received the LA BioStar Award from the California State University, Los Angeles for his significant contributions to biomedicine.
Professor Neil Garg
Feb 15, 2019
Professor Neil Garg has received the 2019 NYU Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater New York University.
Feb 15, 2019
Thanks to MIC’s UV-visible spectrophotometer, Gavin Loughran was able to investigate the absorbance rate of UVA rays by various colors of glass.     
research image
Feb 14, 2019
Ground-breaking solvent research by Professor Benjamin Schwartz's group was recently highlighted by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Feb 14, 2019
The team, co-led by Professor Xiangfeng Duan, has developed a highly durable aerogel which could ultimately be an upgrade for insulation on spacecraft.
UCLA logo
Feb 8, 2019
First-year graduate students Ernest Armenta, Milauni Mehta, Yi Shen, and Stephanie Tenney have been awarded 2019 Stone Graduate Fellowship Awards.
Daniel Robertson
Feb 8, 2019
First-year chemistry graduate student Daniel Robertson (Tolbert group) has been awarded a prestigious UCLA Alumni Association Fellowship.
Professor Christopher Foote
Feb 7, 2019
Organic chemistry graduate students Sarah Anthony, Daniel Estabrook, Kersti Caddell Haatveit, and Stasik Popov have been named the 2019 Senior Foote Fellows.  
Professor Ken Houk
Feb 4, 2019
Kendall Houk, UCLA’s Saul Winstein Professor of Organic Chemistry, gave the Andrew Steitwieser lecture at UC Berkeley on January 29, 2019.