Instructors Anne Hong-Hermesdorf and Alfred Bacher
Sep 18, 2015
Faculty, lab instructors, consultants, staff, and graduate students came together this week for the first Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry lab summit.
Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena
Sep 15, 2015
UCLA alumna Professor Danielle Laraque-Arena (BS Chemistry ’76, MD '81) has been appointed the first woman president of the SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Thomson Reuters
Sep 11, 2015
Professors David Eisenberg, Ken Houk, Ric Kaner, and Jeff Zink have been selected for the prestigious Thomson Reuters 2015 list of Highly Cited Researchers.
UCLA Professor Thomas Mason
Sep 10, 2015
Experiments by UCLA Professor Thomas Mason and former UCLA postdoctoral researcher Kun Zhao, PhD, have revealed a new mechanism for glass formation.
Sep 4, 2015
The UCLA Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS) has been awarded the 2015 Western Region ACS Stanley Israel Award.
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Sep 3, 2015
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova has been elected to be the Chair of the Theory subdivision of the PHYS Division of the American Chemical Society. 
ranking graphic
Aug 31, 2015
Washington Monthly ranked UCLA 6th among national universities & SJTU’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCLA 2nd among US public institutions & 12th overall.
MRS logo
Aug 26, 2015
The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Professor Ric Kaner as the 2015 MRS Medalist.
Chelsea Nnebe - Howard University
Aug 26, 2015
The department hosted a reception for 35 visiting undergraduate scholars from several summer research programs who have conducted research in faculty labs. 
Dr. Myung-ki Hong
Aug 21, 2015
Video and select photos from the 2015 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony are now available for viewing online.
Nobel Prize
Aug 20, 2015
The three recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry - Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner - were each invited to UCLA by Professor Shimon Weiss.
Nano chip
Aug 14, 2015
UCLA research team has developed a dramatically advanced tool for analyzing how chemicals called nanocatalysts convert chemical reactions into electricity.
Todd Yeates
Aug 12, 2015
Professor Todd Yeates has been awarded the prestigious 2016 ASBMB DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences.
Professor Eric Scerri
Aug 11, 2015
The PBS documentary “The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements” features on-camera interviews with lecturer Eric Scerri who served as historical consultant for the show.
Xiangfeng Duan
Aug 7, 2015

A team of UCLA researchers led by Professor Xiangfeng Duan have recently developed a novel material for use in flexible, printed electronics.

Professor Paula Diaconescu
Aug 5, 2015
The department would like to congratulate Professor Paula Diaconescu on her promotion to the rank of full professor effective July 1, 2015.
Bruin logo
Jul 31, 2015
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked UCLA #2 amongst the best public American universities.
Prof. Hosea Nelson with visiting students
Jul 30, 2015
Graduate Division and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry hosted LSAMP & Bridges students from Cal State Long Beach to promote STEM education.
Engineered Silk
Jul 29, 2015
Biochemistry undergraduates are in the team which will enter their project in the 2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. 
Scientific Image
Jul 24, 2015
Recent Nature publication by Houk and Garg groups featured in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).
Professor Paul Weiss - UCLA
Jul 22, 2015
Professor Paul Weiss was interviewed by digital news magazine Mashable about his early contributions to the newly released movie Terminator Genisys.
Xiangfeng Duan
Jul 20, 2015
Discovery by UCLA research team, led by Professor Xiangfeng Duan, could lead to a new class of materials for making LEDs.
Sabeeha Merchant
Jul 17, 2015

Brainstorming by some of the world’s top plant scientists, including two from UCLA, results in the ideas described in paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Liana Hie
Jul 15, 2015
Liana Hie, who will soon begin her fifth year of graduate studies, has been chosen to receive a 2015-2016 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Graduate Fellowship.
Jul 14, 2015

Organic chemistry professor turns a ‘feared’ subject into one that inspires students.