Raymond A. Wilson
Aug 20, 2020
We are sad to report that long-time supporter and alumnus Raymond Wilson ’43 passed away at the age of 98 on August 2, 2020.
 
Osvaldo Gutierrez
Aug 20, 2020
Former Houk group undergraduate researcher Professor Osvaldo Gutierrez, University of Maryland, named one of Chemical and Engineering News’ Talented 12.
 
Professor Ken Houk
Aug 14, 2020
Professor Kendall Houk receives the 2021 Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry, one of the most important awards given by the ACS. 
 
Samantha Mensah
Aug 10, 2020
PhD student Samantha Mensah (Andrews/P Weiss labs) co-organizes #BlackInChem week to create dialogue and amplify the work of other Black researchers on Twitter.
 
UCLA Physical Sciences Logo
Aug 5, 2020
In a new video, Professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez speak about their research and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
 
Professor Steven Clarke
Aug 3, 2020
Professor Steven Clarke was recently interviewed by science journalist Robyn Williams about his Alzheimer’s disease research.
 
Professor Jose Rodriguez
Aug 3, 2020
Professor Jose Rodriguez was recently interviewed by science journalist Robyn Williams about his infectious rope-like prion proteins research.
 
Professor Paula Diaconsescu
Aug 3, 2020
Professors Paula Diaconescu and Chong Liu are part of the Center for Integrated Catalysis with the goal to mimic biological systems in the development of synthetic chemical catalytic processes.
 
Professor Heather Maynard
Jul 29, 2020
Professor Heather Maynard will serve as Co-director of BioPACIFIC MIP, which will seek to advance fundamental science toward sustainable material development.
 
UCLA College Magazine Special Centennial Issue cover
Jul 24, 2020
Several members of the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry are featured in a special centennial issue of the UCLA College Magazine.  
 
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Jul 23, 2020
An article by instructors Roshini Ramachandran and Marlius Castillo provides student perspectives and insight on remote learning in a large chemistry class. 
 
Professor William Dichtel
Jul 22, 2020
Postdoctoral alum Professor William Dichtel (Northwestern) receives the prestigious 2020 Blavatnik National Award in Chemistry.
 
Innovation Magazine cover
Jul 21, 2020
The July edition of UCLA's TDG Innovation Magazine features articles about three Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members.               
 
Professor Paul Weiss
Jul 16, 2020
Professor Paul Weiss has been elected as Honorary Fellow of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for the year 2020-21. 
 
Lecture hall
Jul 13, 2020
The construction of the Mani L Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory has continued while campus has been closed and the results are exciting!  
Norman "Lou" Allinger
Jul 9, 2020
Professor Norman “Lou” Allinger (University of Georgia), pioneer of molecular mechanics, PhD with Donald Cram at UCLA, dies at age 92.
 
Professor Sarah Tolbert
Jul 6, 2020

The annual CNSI Nanovation Competition at UCLA, directed by Professor Sarah Tolbert, sparks excitement about science and business in high schoolers.

2020 Postdoctoral Research Awards
Jul 2, 2020

Four talented UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry scientists have been selected for the department's 2020 Postdoctoral Research Awards.

Professor Neil Garg
Jul 2, 2020

Professor Neil Garg discusses teaching and chemical “gadgets” to help solve societal problems with science journalist Robyn Williams on “The Science Show”.

Hanson_Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching
Jun 30, 2020
Professors Jorge Torres and Jennifer Casey have been named the recipients of the 2020 Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching.  
 
Teacher-Scholar Instructor News
Jun 25, 2020

We bid farewell to former Teacher-Scholars Agape Awad and Christian Beren and we welcome new Teacher-Scholar Daniel Nasrallah. 

Staff Awards 2020
Jun 25, 2020
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Staff Recognition Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions made to the department by our staff members.
 
Professor Michael Jung
Jun 25, 2020

Professor Michael Jung has been selected for UCLA's 130th Faculty Research Lectureship, placing him among the university’s most distinguished scholars.

2020 Organic Graduate Symposium
Jun 19, 2020
This year’s annual Organic Graduate Symposium on Friday, June 12, 2020, featured online research talks by 13 chemistry graduate students, and two alums. 
 
Jun 19, 2020
Materials chemistry graduate student Omar Leon (Schwartz group) has been selected to receive a prestigious 2020-21 UCLA Graduate Council Diversity Fellowship.
 

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