Professor Heather Maynard
Feb 9, 2017

Professor Heather Maynard awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant, allowing her to visit New Zealand to provide her expertise in biohybrid polymeric materials.

Elaine Qian
Feb 9, 2017
Graduate student Elaine Qian (Spokoyny lab) is one of ten female students nationally to receive the ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Travel Award.
Prof. James L. Skinner
Feb 7, 2017
Renowned theoretical chemist Professor James Skinner (University of Chicago) gave the 2017 Daniel Kivelson Lecture on February 6th. 
Prof. Heather Maynard
Jan 30, 2017
Professor Heather Maynard has been elected a 2017 Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Prof. Kimberly Prather
Jan 27, 2017
Professor Kimberly Prather (UC San Diego/Scripps) gave the Winter 2017 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture on Monday, January 23rd.
Prof. Sarah Tolbert
Jan 25, 2017
Physical chemistry professor Sarah Tolbert has been named a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
Audree Fowler
Jan 19, 2017
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students Brendan Amer and Jeff Vinokur have been selected as 2016 Audree Fowler Fellows in Protein Science.
Richard Marsh
Jan 12, 2017
Alumnus Caltech crystallographer Richard Marsh (PhD’50, McCullough) passed away on January 3, 2017, at the age of 94.
Prof. Jeffrey Zink
Jan 6, 2017
The term chair, established by Professor Jeff Zink and his wife, Helo, will foster young faculty starting their careers at UCLA.
Prof. Eric Scerri
Jan 6, 2017
Three of chemist & author Eric Scerri’s books are included in the Top 25 Philosophy of Science Books Published in 2016.
Dec 19, 2016

Graduate student Elaine Qian (Spokoyny group) led the interdisciplinary team whose research was recently featured in Nature Chemistry.

Departmental awards
Dec 16, 2016
A photo gallery of the 2016 Departmental Awards Ceremony and a list of the award recipients is now available online.
Dr. Ignacio Martini
Dec 16, 2016
A year-end message from Ignacio Martini, Interim Director of the UCLA Molecular Instrumentation Center (MIC).
John D Roberts
Dec 13, 2016
To honor Jack Roberts, we have established the John Roberts Endowed Term Chair in Chemistry, for which we are currently fundraising.
Professor Sarah Tolbert
Dec 12, 2016
Professor Sarah Tolbert & alumus John Cook are part of team whose research could lead to laptop computer batteries that fully charge in minutes.
Old laboratorie
Dec 9, 2016

Constructed nearly 25 years ago, the lower division organic laboratories, used for Chem 30BL & Chem 30CL classes, were in desperate need of renovation. 

Prof. Michael Jung with Seaborg Medal
Dec 2, 2016
Photos from the 2016 Seaborg Symposium & Medal Award Dinner honoring Professor Michael Jung are now available for viewing.
Visiting students
Dec 2, 2016
On Friday, November 18, 2016, the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry held its third annual Outreach and Diversity Day.
Jean Trueblood
Dec 2, 2016
We are sad to report that Jean “Jeanie” Turner Trueblood passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the age of 97. 
Prof. Cornelius Steelink
Nov 23, 2016
Alumnus Cornelius “Corny” Steelink, PhD’56 (Geissman), emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Arizona (UA), died on November 12, 2016.
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Nov 18, 2016
Altering the form of platinum nanoscale wires could reduce the amount of precious metal used in fuel cells leading to lower the costs.
Professor Patrick Harran
Nov 18, 2016
A synthetic version of a rare natural toxin appears to hold promise for treating cancer while minimizing the harmful side effects of chemotherapy drugs.
John Roberts
Oct 31, 2016
John (Jack) Roberts (BA ’41, PhD ’44, Seaborg medalist ‘91) died on October 29, 2016, of complications following a stroke.
Prof. Neil Garg
Oct 21, 2016
The innovative organic online tutorials are now being used by students and teachers around the world.
Jesus Moreno
Oct 20, 2016
5th year graduate student Jesus Moreno was introduced to the industrial research career options for minority science students at the four-day event.