Apr 15, 2013

Graduate Student Jessica Wang (Kaner Group) won first place in the 2013 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting's "Science as Art" competition for her electron micrograph entitled, "Polyaniline in Bloom".

Apr 12, 2013

Professor Juli Feigon, along with researchers at UCLA and UC Berkeley, have for the first time ever, solved the puzzle of how the various components of an entire telomerase enzyme complex fit together and function in a three-dimensional structure.

Apr 12, 2013

Professor James K. Gimzewski is a member of a research team, under sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), who have been working on a program called “physical intelligence.”

Apr 10, 2013

Jeffrey Vinokur, a first year biochemistry graduate student, will be headlining the Nebraska Science Festival on April 13, 2013 at the Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Apr 5, 2013

Professors Paul Weiss and Anne Andrews were among a group of UCLA guests invited to the White House on April 2 for President Obama’s introduction of the BRAIN Initiative.

Apr 2, 2013

Three graduate students in Chemistry and Biochemistry received the 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships, and five graduate students received Honorable Mentions, in recognition of their academic achievement.

Mar 25, 2013

Slate.com has covered research by Professor Richard Kaner and graduate student Maher El-Kady in the section, "Alternative Energy: Which technologies will power the future?"

Mar 22, 2013

RSC Publishing has announced that Professor Heather Maynard has joined Polymer Chemistry as a member of the Editorial Board.

Mar 20, 2013

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation featured research by Professor James Gimzewski, aimed at creating a computer with a structure that mimics the human brain.  

Mar 15, 2013

The International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) will award Professor David Eisenberg with the Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award for his contributions to the field of computational biology through research, education, and service.

Mar 11, 2013

The UCLA Academic Senate selected Professor Richard Kaner as the recipient of the 115th Faculty Research Lectureship for his outstanding record of accomplishment, placing him among the university’s most distinguished scholars.

Mar 8, 2013

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Janette Kropat as the new Building and Facility Manager.

Mar 8, 2013

Professor Richard Kaner's research on graphene-based "supercapacitors" has received tremendous attention on various web news outlets.

Mar 8, 2013

Professor Paul Weiss was one of the three faculty featured in UCLA Today's coverage of the university's role in the national brain-mapping initiative.

Mar 7, 2013

UCLA's reputation continues to rise, according to new international rankings released today.

Mar 7, 2013

Professor Jorge Torres was named one of thirteen 2013 Cottrell Scholars by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), recognizing his scientific contributions to research and his commitment to undergraduate education.

Feb 22, 2013

Professor Richard Kaner and Maher El-Kady (Kaner Lab), have developed a cost-effective and scalable method for producing micro-supercapacitors, which may have potential applications in roll-up displays, TVs, e-paper, and even wearabl

Feb 22, 2013

Professor Heather Maynard, graduate students Thi Nguyen and Caitlin Decker, former postdocs Sung-Hye Kim and Darice Wong, and Professor Joseph Loo have developed new bio-mimicking therapeutics that can be used to quicken the wound healing process.

Feb 14, 2013

Professor Anastassia Alexandrova was selected as one of 126 early-career scientists and scholars to receive a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

Feb 8, 2013

Professor Heather Maynard was one of six individuals selected as a 2013 Fellow of the Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY Fellow) by the Division of Polymer Chemistry, of the American Chemical Society.

Feb 8, 2013

Professor James Liao was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his advances in metabolic engineering of microorganisms to produce fuels and chemicals.

Feb 5, 2013

Professor Shimon Weiss was selected to receive a Humboldt Research Award for his lifetime achievements in research, after being nominated by Prof. Dr. Joerg Enderlein from the Universitaet Goettingen, Germany.

Jan 29, 2013

Professor Emeritus M. Frederick Hawthorne is among twelve scientists President Obama selected to receive the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists.

UBordeaux-UCLA Workshop on Polymers to be Held January 31-February 1
Jan 29, 2013

Professor Tim Deming and Professor Sebastien Leccomandoux, from the University of Bordeaux, have organized the inaugural UBordeaux-UCLA Workshop on Polymers, to be held January 31-February 1 at the Getty Villa, Malibu and UCLA.

UCLA Richard Gillespie an alumnus and long-time staff member passed away on January 25
Jan 29, 2013

Richard (Dick) Gillespie, an alumnus and long-time staff member in the department, passed away in his sleep on Friday, January 25 at the age of 90.