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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.
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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.

Jul 13, 2015
The department has been awarded a substantial grant to fund a UCOP-HBCU initiative that will bring talented students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the department over the summer.
For three years, starting July 2016, we
Jul 7, 2015

Professor Jeff Zink and colleagues' publication of "Mesoporous silica nanoparticle delivery of chemically modified siRNA against TWIST1 leads to reduced tumor burden", was recently featured by the UCLA Newsroom. 

Jul 7, 2015

Professor James Gimzewski was recently featued on the cover of the latest issue of Convergence, a magazine published by the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), Japan.

Jul 6, 2015

Professor Hosea Nelson has been named to the inaugural class of "C&EN's Talented 12", which highlights path-paving young researchers and entrepreneurs who are using chemistry to solve global problems.

Professor Louis Bouchard
Jun 29, 2015

Breakthrough in technique development enables non-invasive depth profiling of emerging materials for spintronics.

HBCU students
Jun 26, 2015
This summer, four students from two of the best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will contribute to UCLA research projects. 
Professor Thomas Mason
Jun 25, 2015
Professor Thomas Mason & former grad student Michael Fryd (PhD Chemistry ’12), Staff Research Chemist, SC Johnson, are co-inventors on a newly issued patent.