Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon Prize
Jun 8, 2021
A team of 23 researchers from the Tang, Houk and Garg labs receive the RSC’s 2021 Horizon Prize: Bioorganic Chemistry Award for their discovery of a new class of enzymes. 
The collaboration between
2021 Postdoctoral Research Awards
Jun 4, 2021
Five talented UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry scientists have been selected for the department's 2021 Postdoctoral Research Awards.
Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching
Jun 3, 2021
Professors Johnny Pang and Anish Nag have been named the recipients of the 2021 Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching.  
2021 Excellence in Research Awards
Jun 3, 2021
Eight talented chemistry & biochemistry graduate students have been awarded 2021 Excellence in Research awards.
2021 Tsay Awards
May 28, 2021
Ten talented third-year chemistry & biochemistry graduate students who have been awarded the 2021 Jim and Barbara Tsay Excellence in Second Year Research and Academics Awards. 
These awards were
2021 Undergraduate Commencement Awards
May 28, 2021
Each year at commencement we recognize our undergraduate students for their accomplishments in academics and in research.
Staff awards 2021
May 28, 2021
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Staff Recognition Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions made to the department by our staff members.
Professor Ellen Sletten
May 20, 2021
Professor Ellen Sletten has been chosen for the prestigious 2020-2021 McCoy Award, which recognizes the researcher in the department who has made the greatest contribution of the year to the science of chemistry and biochemistry.
2021 Ralph & Charlene Bauer Awards
May 19, 2021
14 talented chemistry & biochemistry graduate students have been awarded the 2021 Ralph & Charlene Bauer Awards in recognition of their excellence in research, teaching, and service.
These a
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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.
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.