Miguel Garcia-Garibay
Sep 15, 2016
The viscosity of an ordinary solvent (DMF), when trapped in a nanocage of a porous solid, is about 4 orders of magnitude greater than that of the bulk liquid. 
Prof. Roy Wollman
Sep 9, 2016
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Roy Wollman, who has joined the department’s Biochemistry Division as an associate professor. 
Professor Craig Merlic
Sep 8, 2016
Professor Craig Merlic’s work as the nation’s foremost academic laboratory safety expert was recently highlighted in UCLA Newsroom’s in depth article.
Xiangfeng Duan
Sep 2, 2016
UCLA chemists & alumnus collaboration leads to discovery of how to get a solid material to act like a liquid without actually turning it into liquid.
MIC students
Aug 31, 2016
Many exciting things are happening in the UCLA Molecular Instrumentation Center (MIC)!
Ranking graphics
Aug 29, 2016
Washington Monthly ranked UCLA 8th among national universities & SJTU’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCLA 2nd among US public institutions & 12th overall.
visiting students
Aug 26, 2016
The department hosted a reception for undergraduate scholars who have conducted research in faculty labs over the summer. 
Students at poster session
Aug 26, 2016
The student researchers who participated in the SPUR ten week programs presented their research at the poster session.
Prof. Alex Spokoyny
Aug 25, 2016
Chemical & Engineering News includes Professor Alex Spokoyny in its 2nd annual Talented 12 feature, highlighting young investigators who are doing groundbreaking work in the field.
Professor Neil Garg
Aug 25, 2016
Professor Neil Garg has been awarded the EJ Corey award by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his outstanding original contribution in organic synthesis.
Dr. Darcy Wanger Grinolds
Aug 23, 2016
We recently caught up with alumna Darcy Wanger Grinolds (’08 chemistry), currently working at X (formerly Google[x]) as a Hardware Reliability Engineer.
Professor Jose Rodriguez
Aug 17, 2016
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Jose Rodriguez who has joined the department as an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Division.
Karch Kiraly
Aug 16, 2016
Volleyball legend alumnus Karch Kiraly (’83) is the head coach of the United States women’s indoor volleyball team competing in the 2016 Olympics.

Dr. James Ellis LuValle
Aug 15, 2016
UCLA alumnus & accomplished scientist James Ellis LuValle (BA chemistry ’36, MA chemistry & physics ’37) won a bronze medal in the 1936 Olympic Games.
Student talking about poster
Aug 12, 2016

The student researchers who participated in the SPUR eight week programs presented their research at the poster session.

Professor William Gelbart
Aug 12, 2016
The five-day October 2016 workshop in Mexico will honor of Professor William Gelbart’s 70th birthday.
Aug 10, 2016
Graduate students Michael Corsello (Garg) & Jessica Grandner (Houk) presented their graduate research at the ACS DOC’s annual Graduate Research Symposium.
Prof. James Bowie
Aug 9, 2016
Professor and Vice Chair James Bowie has been named the recipient of the 2017 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award by the Biophysical Society (BPS). 
Prof. Yi Tang
Aug 8, 2016
Professor Yi Tang has been selected as the recipient of the Mr and Mrs Sun Chan Memorial Award in Organic Chemistry. 
Dr. Elena Grintvenich
Aug 1, 2016
The discovery by Elena Grintsevich, Emil Reisler, and their collaborators from the University of Texas, was recently featured in Nature Cell Biology
UC-HBCU logo
Jul 29, 2016
This summer, six students from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will contribute to UCLA research projects. 
Toasting Prof. Richard Weiss and Dr. Jane Strouse
Jul 28, 2016
Members of the department and the UCLA community gathered to celebrate the retirement of biochemistry professor Richard Weiss and MIC director Jane Strouse.
Prof. Jorge Torres
Jul 28, 2016
To conclude the Faculty Spotlight series of our newly tenured faculty (Bouchard, Quinlan & Torres), this week's feature focuses on Professor Jorge Torres.
UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry Logo
Jul 26, 2016
Professors Jim Bowie, Patrick Harran and Yung-Ya Lin have agreed to serve as the new Vice Chairs of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Prof. Craig Merlic
Jul 25, 2016
Craig Merlic, head of the University of California Center for Laboratory Safety (UCCLS), led the investigation of a lab explosion at the University of Hawai’i.