May 9, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student, Jeffrey Vinokur (The Dancing Scientist), recently appeared on the Queen Latifah Show and Home & Family to perform experiments and share his passion for science.

May 8, 2014

UCLA Alumnus and former faculty member, Professor Fred Wudl, is the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry's 2014 Spiers Memorial Award.

May 6, 2014

DTRA's JSTO in the News highlighted Professor Ken Houk and colleagues' work on the publication, "Acceleration of an Aromatic Claisen Rearrangement via a Designed Spiroligozyme Catalyst that Mimics the Ketosteroid Isomerase Catalytic Dyad."

May 2, 2014
On April 19, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomed thousands of future Bruins and their families for UCLA’s Annual Bruin Day event. 
UCLA Bruin Day is our exclusive, annual event for admitted freshmen and their guests, with fa
May 1, 2014

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Apr 30, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student Steven Lopez (Houk Group) is the student recipient of the UCLA Academic Senate's 2014 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

Apr 28, 2014

Prof. Anastassia Alexandrova and colleagues have created a unique transition metal hydride in which the hydrogens form a five-membered aromatic ring – something that had been theorized but until now never seen. 

Apr 24, 2014

Professor Sabeeha Merchant and Professor Paul Weiss have been elected as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Apr 23, 2014
The UCLA Student Members of American Chemical Society (SMACS) Chemistry Bowl Team placed in the top three at the first annual Southern California American Chemical Society (SCALACS) Chemistry Bowl.
The SCALACS Chemistry Bowl was held at Pasad
Apr 21, 2014

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumnus, Prof. Jiaxing Huang (Ph.D., 2004; Adviser: Ric Kaner), has been named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.

Apr 17, 2014

Professor Richard Kaner's presentation at the 115th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture (held on February 5, 2014) is now available for viewing.

Apr 15, 2014

Professor Thomas Mason led the development of a novel method of making multicomponent nanoemulsions to create a deformable liquid delivery vehicle for multiple drugs or other insoluble molecules.

Apr 11, 2014

Photos from the Christopher S. Foote Term Chair and The Linda and Fred Wudl Term Chair installation ceremony are available for viewing.

Apr 9, 2014

Liz Noey (Graduate Student, Houk Group) has won the 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship.

Apr 7, 2014
Apr 4, 2014

In a field of 14,000+ applicants, four Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students were awarded and five received honorable mention for the 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Apr 2, 2014

Rees Garmann (Graduate student in the Gelbart/Knobler Group) has been selected for the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants.

Apr 1, 2014

Select photos from the 2014 Norma Stoddart Prize Lecture, presented by Dr. Jessica R. Kramer are now available for viewing.

Mar 27, 2014

Megan Cory, a third-year biochemistry student, launched UCLA's first Diabetes Day, inspired by her own experiences with the disease. 

Mar 26, 2014

Water Planet Engineering, co-founded by Prof. Ric Kaner, has entered into a joint development agreement with 3M to explore commercial production of a new polymer material with widespread industrial application.

Mar 25, 2014

Select photos from the 2014 Daniel Kivelson Lecture are now available for viewing.

Mar 24, 2014

Dr. Eric Scerri's A Tale of 7 Elements, received an Honorable Mention in the General Non-Fiction category at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival Awards.

Mar 19, 2014

U.S. News rankings show UCLA's graduate programs are among best in the country.

Mar 17, 2014

Michael Veshkini was presented with the Book Award for Excellence in Chemistry for Chemistry 14A and 14B courses taught by Dr. Laurence Lavelle.

Mar 14, 2014

Dr. Eric Scerri recently performed with Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters (American blues band) for a special event titled, "Elements of the Blues," held in Salisbury, Massachusetts.