Dr. Ignacio Martini
Dec 16, 2016
A year-end message from Ignacio Martini, Interim Director of the UCLA Molecular Instrumentation Center (MIC).
John D Roberts
Dec 13, 2016
To honor Jack Roberts, we have established the John Roberts Endowed Term Chair in Chemistry, for which we are currently fundraising.
Professor Sarah Tolbert
Dec 12, 2016
Professor Sarah Tolbert & alumus John Cook are part of team whose research could lead to laptop computer batteries that fully charge in minutes.
Old laboratorie
Dec 9, 2016

Constructed nearly 25 years ago, the lower division organic laboratories, used for Chem 30BL & Chem 30CL classes, were in desperate need of renovation. 

Prof. Michael Jung with Seaborg Medal
Dec 2, 2016
Photos from the 2016 Seaborg Symposium & Medal Award Dinner honoring Professor Michael Jung are now available for viewing.
Visiting students
Dec 2, 2016
On Friday, November 18, 2016, the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry held its third annual Outreach and Diversity Day.
Jean Trueblood
Dec 2, 2016
We are sad to report that Jean “Jeanie” Turner Trueblood passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the age of 97. 
Prof. Cornelius Steelink
Nov 23, 2016
Alumnus Cornelius “Corny” Steelink, PhD’56 (Geissman), emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Arizona (UA), died on November 12, 2016.
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Nov 18, 2016
Altering the form of platinum nanoscale wires could reduce the amount of precious metal used in fuel cells leading to lower the costs.
Professor Patrick Harran
Nov 18, 2016
A synthetic version of a rare natural toxin appears to hold promise for treating cancer while minimizing the harmful side effects of chemotherapy drugs.
John Roberts
Oct 31, 2016
John (Jack) Roberts (BA ’41, PhD ’44, Seaborg medalist ‘91) died on October 29, 2016, of complications following a stroke.
Prof. Neil Garg
Oct 21, 2016
The innovative organic online tutorials are now being used by students and teachers around the world.
Jesus Moreno
Oct 20, 2016
5th year graduate student Jesus Moreno was introduced to the industrial research career options for minority science students at the four-day event.
Prof. Alexander Grosberg (NYU)
Oct 20, 2016
The noted polymer physicist, Professor Alexander (Shura) Grosberg, presented the 10th annual Robert Scott lecture on October 17, 2016.
Prof. David Eisenberg
Oct 19, 2016
Professors David Eisenberg and Jose Rodriguez are part of the international team whose research may help reduce mosquito-carried diseases.
Prof. Anastassia Alexandrova
Oct 18, 2016
The 2016 International Conference on Chemical Bonding (ICCB) was featured extensively in a recent issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).
Prof. Douglas Rees
Oct 14, 2016
Professor Douglas Rees (Caltech/HHMI) gave the Fall 2016 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture on Monday, October 10th.
Joyann Barber
Oct 14, 2016
Third year graduate student Joyann Barber finds time to follow her skating passion, while also pursuing graduate studies in organic chemistry.
Professor Paul Weiss
Oct 13, 2016
The piece, “Nano Day: Celebrating the Next Decade of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”, was promoted by the ACS as their "editors' choice" top paper of the day.
Dr. Eric Scerri
Oct 12, 2016
“A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science” is Scerri’s 4th book published by Oxford University Press.
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry logo
Oct 7, 2016
We have an exciting group of speakers scheduled for our 2016-17 Distinguished Lecture Series: Professors Douglas Rees, Kimberly Prather and Jacqueline Barton.
Sir J. Fraser Stoddart
Oct 5, 2016
Professor Emeritus of the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Sir Fraser Stoddart has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Thomson Reuters Logo
Oct 3, 2016
Five UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty are among the most influential scientists in their fields for 2016, as determined by Thomson Reuters.
Sep 30, 2016
History was made this year when we welcomed 94 new graduate students to the department!
Sharon Neufeldt
Sep 30, 2016
We welcome three new Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholars and bid farewell to Sharon Neufeldt, now a faculty member at Montana State University.