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.
Lucía Fernández del Río
Jun 19, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher Lucía Fernández del Río, from Professor Catherine Clarke’s group, receives one of three 2020 Boyer/Parvin Postdoctoral Awards.

Yue "Jessica" Wang
Jun 18, 2020
True Bruin alumna and UC Merced assistant professor Yue “Jessica” Wang (BS ’08, PhD ’14 Kaner group) named winner of 2020 Beckman Young Investigator Award.
Blavatnik Medal
Jun 17, 2020
Neil Garg and alumni Luis Campos and Will Dichtel named National Finalists for the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
Professor Ohyun Kwon
Jun 16, 2020
Ohyun Kwon wins the prestigious 2019-2020 McCoy Award, which recognizes the greatest contribution of the year to the science of chemistry and biochemistry.  
Black Lives Matter
Jun 12, 2020
Professor Hosea Nelson and PhD students Sophia King and Ani Mustafa quoted in article discussing how chemists are acting against racism and inequality in STEM. 
Department logo
Jun 11, 2020
Each year at commencement we recognize our undergraduate students for their accomplishments in academics and in research.
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Supports Diversity in STEM
Jun 11, 2020
The UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. 
Congratulations to the UCLA Class of 2020!
Jun 10, 2020

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, we will honor the department’s graduating students through virtual celebrations. 

UCLA Physical Sciences Logo
Jun 5, 2020
Professor William Gelbart was one of three UCLA Physical Sciences faculty members who spoke about their research pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dissertation Year Fellowship
Jun 4, 2020
19 chemistry & biochemistry graduate student researchers receive the 2020-2021 UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF). 
Professor Jorge Torres
Jun 4, 2020

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science honors Jorge Torres for his lifelong commitment to mentoring students.

Professor Alexander Spokoyny
Jun 3, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Alexander Spokoyny on his promotion to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2020.

May 29, 2020
Three chemistry & biochemistry graduate students demonstrate how biopolymers work in the first of CNSI’s Kitchen Science Experiment video series.
Undergraduate researchers
May 28, 2020
Thanks to our generous donors, 28 undergraduate students will conduct research in our faculty labs this year as summer research fellows.
Department logo
May 27, 2020
Each year we recognize our graduate students for their accomplishments in research and teaching, two of the primary missions of our university.   
May 22, 2020
Professor Ken Houk receives 2019-20 Edward A Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions and service since retirement.
Faculty Mentor Awards
May 21, 2020
Professors William Gelbart and Alexander Spokoyny receive 2020 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.