Jul 18, 2014

Video recording of the commencement address from the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduation Ceremony (held on June 14, 2014) is available for viewing online.

Jul 17, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry alumnus Garrett Lim (B.S., 2002) was honored at the 2014 MLB All-Star game when he was selected as one of thirty best educators in North America for the Target presents People All-Star Teachers Campaign.

Jul 14, 2014

Dr. Arlene Russell is one of 99 distinguished members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) who have been named as 2014 ACS Fellows.

Jul 11, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry alumnus Courtney C. Aldrich (Ph.D., 2001 - Merlic Lab) has been named as the inaugural editor-in-chief for the American Chemical Society's new journal, ACS Infectious Diseases.

Jul 10, 2014

UCLA Newsroom has written a feature on graduate student, Steven Lopez (Houk Lab), who won the UCLA Academic Senate's 2013-2014 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

Jul 9, 2014

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has selected Professor David Eisenberg as the recipient of the 2015 Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science.

Jul 3, 2014

Professor Sabeeha Merchant has been appointed as the director of the UCLA-Department of Energy (UCLA-DOE) Institute.

Jul 3, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student Jeffrey Vinokur (Bowie Lab) appeared on ABC's The View and NBC's Today Show with his performance as the "Dancing Scientist."

Jul 3, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumnus James Pitts (B.S., 1945) passed away at age 93.  Pitts, whose smog research led to cleaner air in California was remembered by the Los Angeles Times.

Jun 27, 2014

Professor James Gimzewski was featured in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV program, The Nature of Things.

Jun 26, 2014

UCLA Student Members of the American Chemical Society received an Honorable Mention Chapter Award from the American Chemical Society.

Jun 25, 2014

Professor Neil Garg, Dr. Jonah Chang, and graduate student Liana Hie (Garg Group) were highlighted in the American Chemical Society's Nexus Blog about their efforts in promoting green chemistry to undergraduate students.

Jun 20, 2014

Professors David Eisenberg, Ken Houk, Ric Kaner, and Jeff Zink have been selected in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2014.

Jun 20, 2014

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Association (CBGSA) recently visited The Willows Community School, where they engaged 8th-grade students by demonstrating exciting chemistry experiments.

Jun 20, 2014

Professor Neil Garg has been selected by NerdScholar in their list of "40 (professors) under 40 (years of age)" who inspire their students "to be the world leaders and humanitarians of tomorrow."

Jun 13, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students Maria Dzialo (S. Clarke Group) and Hung Pham (Houk Group) have been named as UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows.

Jun 13, 2014
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Jun 12, 2014

Professor Anastassia Alexandrova has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.

May 23, 2014

The UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry would like to welcome Alexander M. Spokoyny, who will be joining our department as an Assistant Professor in the Inorganic Chemistry division.

May 22, 2014

Paul Weiss and colleagues have significantly improved organic electronic devices by employing mixed SAMs of the symmetric cage molecules carboranethiols to tune work function of gold and silver contacts with little alteration in surface energy.

May 20, 2014

Dr. Annette Salmeen has been selected for the 2014 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Award.  She will accept the award and present the commencement address at the UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduation Ceremony on June 14, 2014.

May 16, 2014

Assistant Professor Jorge Torres was interviewed by NBC News affiliate in Bakersfield, where he gave a talk about ongoing research and the importance of private funding for research at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Survivor Kickoff.

May 16, 2014

Assistant Professors Louis Bouchard and Margot Quinlan have been selected to receive the 2014-2015 UCLA Faculty Career Development Award.

May 14, 2014
On April 23, 2014, the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) hosted a table at the annual Earth Day Fair organized by E3.
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May 13, 2014
A team of researchers led by Professors Ken Houk, Yi Tang, and Todd Yeates have published their findings in the June 2014 print edition of journal Nature Chemical Biology.