Professor Paul Weiss
Apr 11, 2019
Professor Paul Weiss has been chosen for the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology.
Dr. Roshini Ramachandran
Apr 11, 2019
Dr Roshini Ramachandran led the team whose study shows that using educational videos to supplement face-to-face lectures significantly boosts student learning.
Professor Gregory Engel
Apr 10, 2019
Professor Gregory Engel (The University of Chicago) gave the 2019 Richard Bernstein Lecture on April 8, 2019.
Claire Page
Apr 9, 2019
Undergraduate researcher senior Claire Page (Yi Tang group) has been selected to receive the ACS DOC Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award.
Alpha Chi Sigma logo
Apr 4, 2019
UCLA's Alpha Chi Sigma Beta Gamma chapter will hold their first Seaborg Industrial Lecture Symposium on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Professor Shimon Weiss
Apr 3, 2019
An international team led by biophysical chemist Shimon Weiss has been awarded a prestigious Human Frontier Science Program research grant.
Professor Ken Houk
Apr 2, 2019
New paper describes race between groups at UCLA and the Fukui Institute to determine the mechanism of a novel rearrangement discovered in Stoltz lab at Caltech.
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Mar 27, 2019
Professor Xiangfeng Duan is co-senior author of a forward looking Perspective article in a recent issue of the prestigious journal Nature
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Mar 26, 2019
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova has been selected for one of UCLA’s highest teaching honors, the 2018-2019 Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty.
Professor Richard Kaner
Mar 26, 2019
Professor Richard Kaner has been named the recipient of this year’s American Institute of Chemists (AIC) 2019 Chemical Pioneer Award.
Dr. Georgiy Akopov
Mar 26, 2019
Alumnus Georgiy Akopov (PhD ’18 Kaner group) has been named as a recipient of the 2019 ACS-DIC Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Hung Pham
Mar 26, 2019
Chemistry instructor Hủng Viêt Pham (PhD '15 Houk group) reflects on his hometown of Little Saigon and his experiences as a Vietnamese American.
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.