Aug 19, 2013

For the third consecutive year, UCLA is rated second among U.S. public universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Aug 16, 2013

Thirty-three new summer researchers (future graduate students) joined the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and completed a two-day orientation program, held in July of this year.  

Aug 16, 2013

Dr. Eric Scerri's latest book, A Tale of Seven Elements, was recently reviewed by the New Scientist and Times Higher Education.

Aug 16, 2013

An oil painting titled "Daydreaming", by Elizabeth Rieke Hefley has been added to the collection on display in the Winstein Commons, Young Hall 3037.

Aug 13, 2013

Remembering Gordon W. Gregory, a longtime supporter and friend of the department.

Aug 9, 2013

UCLA placed eighth in the London Times Higher Education 2013 World Reputation Rankings, which orders schools according to international prestige.

Aug 9, 2013

For the conclusion of the Faculty Spotlight series of our three recently promoted faculty (Duan, Kwon and Garg), this week's feature focuses on Professor Neil Garg.

Aug 9, 2013
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA seeks applications for temporary lecturer positions in the areas of Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry during the 2013-14 academic year.
Aug 8, 2013
A special departmental safety training meeting has been scheduled for all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff researchers, and undergraduate research students on Tuesday, August 13 from 12-1 pm in CS 50. 
Aug 2, 2013
Continuing on the Faculty Spotlight series of the three recently promoted faculty (Duan, Kwon and Garg), this week's feature focuses on Professor Xiangfeng Duan.
Professor Xiangfeng Du
Aug 2, 2013

The 2013-2014 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Orientation Handbook is now available for incoming undergraduate students.

Jul 29, 2013

Professor Charles Knobler is one of 96 distinguished members of the American Chemical Society who have been named as 2013 ACS Fellows.  The 2013 Fellows represent 28 National Committees, 30 Divisions, and 49 Local Sections of the ACS.  

Jul 26, 2013

The department would like to congratulate Professor Ohyun Kwon, who joined Professor Xiangfeng Duan and Professor Neil Garg in their promotions to the rank of full professor this month.

Jul 26, 2013

UCLA researchers, led by Professor David Eisenberg, have identified compounds that target amyloid fibrils in Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

Jul 26, 2013

PhysOrg reported on the development by Professor Kendall Houk, Dr. Yong Liang (Houk Group) and colleagues of a new chemical reaction with the potential to lower the cost and streamline medicine manufacturing.

Jul 19, 2013

Graduate student Crystal Valdez (Alexandrova Group) was part of the official video blog team of the 63rd Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau.

Jul 18, 2013

The Daily Bruin featured two UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry undergraduate students who helped to bring medical aid to 300+ people in the Philippines.

Jul 16, 2013

The Times Higher Education (UK) World University Rankings 2012-2013 (powered by Thompson Reuters) ranked UCLA Physical Sciences number 9 and UCLA number 13 in the world.

Jul 12, 2013

The presentation of the 2013 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Award and commencement speeches presented by sisters, Dr. Judith Swain (UCLA B.S., 1970) and Dr. Julie Swain (UCLA B.S., 1970), is available for viewing online.

Jul 11, 2013

Chemistry World has published an article highlighting Saul Winstein, Herbert Brown, and George Olah's debates regarding the non-classical cation and its legacy on the field of chemistry.

Jul 11, 2013

Work on viral capsids for gene delivery, from the research group of Professors William Gelbart and Charles Knobler, was the highlighted article of the June 20, 2013 issue of the journal Virology. 

Jul 5, 2013

A photo collage from the 2013 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony is now available online.

Jul 5, 2013

Dr. Eric Scerri's latest book A Tale of 7 Elements, was recently reviewed by Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).

Jun 28, 2013

Feature on Miles Reyes, an incoming UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry freshman student (Biochemistry Major) who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 16.

Jun 25, 2013

As new researchers join research groups this summer, it is important that they receive appropriate safety training.