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Hosea Nelson LabNew chemical reaction developed at UCLA could yield new fuels and medications

Work by a UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry lab has resulted in exciting and more efficient chemical bonds that open the door for broad future applications. Read more.

Andrea BertozziUCLA innovator gets creative with applied mathematics

Andrea Bertozzi, professor of mathematics and director of applied mathematics at UCLA, uses math to solve real-world problems such as predicting when and where crime will happen. Read more...

New IPAM DirectorInstitute of Pure and Applied Mathematics names new director

Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, UCLA professor and former chair of mathematics, has been named the new director of the National Science Foundation funded institute strengthening ties between mathematics and other sciences. Read more...

Chromochloris zofingiensisDiscovery of an alga’s ‘dictionary of genes’ could lead to advances in biofuels, medicine

Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have sequenced the genome of Chromochloris zofingiensis, a green alga with biofuel and medicinal applications. Read more...

Implantable Medical DeviceUCLA team helps design biological supercapacitor

UCLA and University of Connecticut scientists have designed a battery-free implantable medical device that could make pacemakers and other instruments safer and more durable.

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Neil GargNeil Garg wins Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award

The world's leading chemistry organization lauded the UCLA professor of chemistry for his outstanding teaching skills and the development of innovative materials and methods resulting in a strong positive impact on students. Read more...

Louisiana floodingUCLA physicist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Claudio Pellegrini, professor emeritus of physics at UCLA, was honored with membership for his "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." Read more...

Louisiana floodingUCLA weather expert tests link between extreme events and hotter temperatures

New research by Daniel Swain of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability clarifies how climate change influences severe weather. Read more...

Juli FeigonThe Protein Society lauds chemistry and biochemistry professor for her research

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Juli Feigon will receive the 2017 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award in recognition of exceptional contributions in protein science which profoundly influence our understanding of biology. Read more...


Neil GargUCLA Chemistry professor is finalist for Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

California Professor of the Year Neil Garg, who has been getting large numbers of UCLA students to love organic chemistry for years, has been selected as one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. Read more...

Galactic Center GroupPhysical Sciences Celebrates First-Ever Emeriti Luncheon

Emeriti faculty from each of the Physical Sciences' six departments were celebrated at a luncheon in their honor. Read more...

JupiterExperiment resolves mystery about wind flows on Jupiter

Jupiter’s colorful, swirling winds known as “jets” have long puzzled astronomers. The mystery has been solved by a UCLA geophysicist and his team who used a spinning table and a massive garbage can to simulate the planet’s atmosphere. Read more...

UCLA physicists map the atomic structure of an alloy

UCLA physicists and collaborators have mapped the coordinates of more than 23,000 individual atoms in a tiny iron-platinum nanoparticle to reveal the material’s defects. Read more...

white dwarf starDwarf star 200 light years away contains life's building blocks

A UCLA-led team of scientists reports that it has discovered the existence of a white dwarf star whose atmosphere is rich in carbon and nitrogen, as well as in oxygen and hydrogen, the components of water. Read more...

Alexander SpokoynyUCLA chemistry & biochemistry faculty member selected for 2017 Sloan Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Alexander Spokoyny is one of four exceptional young UCLA professors selected to receive 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships. Read more...

Isadore RudnickA UCLA connection to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

A UCLA physicist recalls the work of his father, also a UCLA physicist, who defied conventional thinking and whose work has connections to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more...

JupiterUCLA research shows how warming trends affect the Sierra Nevada now and in the future

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences professor Alex Hall and Chemistry & Biochemistry professor Neil Berg modeled what future California droughts will look like in terms of snowpack loss. Read more...

Richard Kaner and Maher El-KadyChemistry professor and postdoc featured on PBS' Nova

Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor Richard Kaner and postdoc Maher El-Kady were featured in an episode of the PBS science show NOVA that focused on revolutionary new ways to store energy. Read more...

Aradhna TripatiEPSS professor and graduate student in Popular Science story about climate change

EPSS Associate Professor Aradhna Tripati (center) and graduate student Bryce Mitsunaga (far left) tell Popular Science about their work with climate change. Read more...

DendritesUCLA researchers find the brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

Research led by Physics & Astronomy Professor Mayank Mehta could change scientists’ understanding of how the brain works. Read more...