May 22, 2014

Paul Weiss and colleagues have significantly improved organic electronic devices by employing mixed SAMs of the symmetric cage molecules carboranethiols to tune work function of gold and silver contacts with little alteration in surface energy.

May 20, 2014

Dr. Annette Salmeen has been selected for the 2014 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Award.  She will accept the award and present the commencement address at the UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduation Ceremony on June 14, 2014.

May 16, 2014

Assistant Professor Jorge Torres was interviewed by NBC News affiliate in Bakersfield, where he gave a talk about ongoing research and the importance of private funding for research at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Survivor Kickoff.

May 16, 2014

Assistant Professors Louis Bouchard and Margot Quinlan have been selected to receive the 2014-2015 UCLA Faculty Career Development Award.

May 14, 2014
On April 23, 2014, the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) hosted a table at the annual Earth Day Fair organized by E3.
E3, the largest environmental organization at
May 13, 2014
A team of researchers led by Professors Ken Houk, Yi Tang, and Todd Yeates have published their findings in the June 2014 print edition of journal Nature Chemical Biology.
May 9, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student, Jeffrey Vinokur (The Dancing Scientist), recently appeared on the Queen Latifah Show and Home & Family to perform experiments and share his passion for science.

May 8, 2014

UCLA Alumnus and former faculty member, Professor Fred Wudl, is the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry's 2014 Spiers Memorial Award.

May 6, 2014

DTRA's JSTO in the News highlighted Professor Ken Houk and colleagues' work on the publication, "Acceleration of an Aromatic Claisen Rearrangement via a Designed Spiroligozyme Catalyst that Mimics the Ketosteroid Isomerase Catalytic Dyad."

May 2, 2014
On April 19, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomed thousands of future Bruins and their families for UCLA’s Annual Bruin Day event. 
UCLA Bruin Day is our exclusive, annual event for admitted freshmen and their guests, with fa
May 1, 2014

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Apr 30, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student Steven Lopez (Houk Group) is the student recipient of the UCLA Academic Senate's 2014 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

Apr 28, 2014

Prof. Anastassia Alexandrova and colleagues have created a unique transition metal hydride in which the hydrogens form a five-membered aromatic ring – something that had been theorized but until now never seen. 

Apr 24, 2014

Professor Sabeeha Merchant and Professor Paul Weiss have been elected as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Apr 23, 2014
The UCLA Student Members of American Chemical Society (SMACS) Chemistry Bowl Team placed in the top three at the first annual Southern California American Chemical Society (SCALACS) Chemistry Bowl.
The SCALACS Chemistry Bowl was held at Pasad
Apr 21, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumnus, Prof. Jiaxing Huang (Ph.D., 2004; Adviser: Ric Kaner), has been named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.

Apr 17, 2014

Professor Richard Kaner's presentation at the 115th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture (held on February 5, 2014) is now available for viewing.

Apr 15, 2014

Professor Thomas Mason led the development of a novel method of making multicomponent nanoemulsions to create a deformable liquid delivery vehicle for multiple drugs or other insoluble molecules.

Apr 11, 2014

Photos from the Christopher S. Foote Term Chair and The Linda and Fred Wudl Term Chair installation ceremony are available for viewing.

Apr 9, 2014

Liz Noey (Graduate Student, Houk Group) has won the 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship.

Apr 7, 2014
Apr 4, 2014

In a field of 14,000+ applicants, four Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students were awarded and five received honorable mention for the 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Apr 2, 2014

Rees Garmann (Graduate student in the Gelbart/Knobler Group) has been selected for the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants.

Apr 1, 2014

Select photos from the 2014 Norma Stoddart Prize Lecture, presented by Dr. Jessica R. Kramer are now available for viewing.

Mar 27, 2014

Megan Cory, a third-year biochemistry student, launched UCLA's first Diabetes Day, inspired by her own experiences with the disease.