Previous Group Announcements


May 2015: Heather is selected for the Defense Science Study Group for 2016-2017

March 2015: Heather named Associate Director of Technology and Development of the CNSI

January 2015: Yuta's paper receives cover of Polymer Chemistry and is selected as paper of the week [LINK]

October 2014: Congratulations to recent PhDs En-Wei Lin and Thi Kathy Nguyen! They will be going to Nalco as Principal Chemist and UCLA, respectively.

September 2014: En-Wei and Natalie's paper makes Editor's Choice [LINK]

September 2014: Congratulations to Muhammet Kahveci who finished his postdoc and moved to Ylidiz Technical University in Turkey as an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering!

July 2014: Heather listed in C&EN as Who's who (talks to go to) for the San Francisco National Meeting

June 2014: Congratulations to recent PhDs Juneyoung Lee and Nic Matsumoto! They will be going on to postdocs with Bob Grubbs at Caltech and Bert Meijer at Eindhoven, respectively.

April 2014: Heather featured on UCLA OIP [LINK]

April 2014: Emma receives NSF Grad Fellowship

February 2014: Cait receives Departmental Fellowship

December 2013: Congratulations to Erhan Bat who finished his postdoc and moved to Middle East Technical University as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering!

November 2013: En-wei wins the 2014 Cram Fellowship

November 2013: Heather and Kathy win the Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Outstanding Research at UCLA

November 2013:
Kathy selected for Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium at the ACS

August 2013:
Peter N. selected as senior Undergrad Scholar and receives Ehrisman Award

June 2013:
Kathy and Nic receive Dissertation Year Fellowship

May 2013
Peter N. receives Dean's Prize for best poster

May 2013
Natalie receives Biotechnology Training Fellowship

May 2013
Jonghan receives an Overseas Research Fellowship

April 2013
Maltish receives CARE Fellowship

April 2013
Steevens' Macro Rapid paper highlighted by MaterialsViews

March 2013
Dr. Steevens Alconcel receives his Ph. D.

February 2013
Kathy and Cait's paper in Nature Chem is featured by 27 journals, newspapers, and webpages

February 2013
Heather selected as 2013 POLY Fellow Awardee

January 2013
Heather elected to Editorial Board of Polymer Chemistry and Bioconjugate Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board

November 2012
June receives Hanson Dow Teaching Award

November 2012
Kathy receives Majeti-Alapati Fellowship Award

July 2012
Peter receives Junior Undergraduate Research Scholarship

July 2012
Heather is promoted to Full Professor

June 2012
Peter receives Whitcome Family Fellowship

May 2012
Heather receives Leverhulme Fellowship

April 2012
Juneyoung Lee selected for NIH Biotechnology Traineeship Award

February 2012
Heather gives plenary lecture at the APS meeting in Australia

October 2011
Jeff and Kathy's paper chosen as "Best of Macromolecular Journals of 2011"

August 2011
Heather's image on mosaic cover of Nature Chemistry [LINK]

August 2011
Heather elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

July 2011
Heather becomes Director of the Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program

July 2011
Chris Kolodziej obtains his Ph.D and starts job at Eviva

July 2011
Zach Tolstyka obtains his Ph.D and starts postdoc at University of Minnesota

June 2011
Uland Lau selected to be a Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Fellow

June 2011
Heather is invited to join editorial board of Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry

May 2011
Heather is named Polymer Chemistry's Author of the week [LINK]

May 2011
Incoming chemistry graduate student Nancy Li wins prestigious CSC Scholarship.

March 2011
Greg Grover obtains his Ph.D and starts postdoc at UCSD.

January 2011
Nic and Pat Commins at annual Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles' Cookie Kick-Off. [LINK]

January 2011
Heather selected to editorial board of Macromolecules

September 2010
Chris and Jeff's paper is accepted in J. Mater. Chem.

August 2010
Kathy and Jeff's paper is highlighted on MaterialsViews.com [LINK]

May 2010
Heather is interviewed by the RSC [LINK]

April 2010
Nic receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

January 2010
Heather selected to the Editorial Board of Chemical Communication

Grover starts internship at DSM in the Netherlands

October 2009
Welcome to new first year graduate students: Kathy, Nic, June, and En-Wei

September 2009
Rock returns from internship at DuPont

August 2009
Nic receives Competitive Edge fellowship

June 2009
Kathy receives the undergraduate award for outstanding research in organic chemistry

May 2009
Jeff, Emma, Lei, and Steevens's paper on RAFT toxicity is published inChemical Communications

April 2009
Karina, Grover, and Lei's paper receives cover of Macromolecules

March 2009
US-Argentina Workshop

May 2008
Chris' ACS Graduate Symposium was highlighted in C&E News!

Karina named Dean's Finalist for the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award

January 2008
Heather becomes a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Langmuirand Biomacromolecules

November 2007
Heather receives the Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching

September 2007
Ronald's paper receives cover for Chemical Communications


May 2007
Heather receives the Seaborg Award

April 2007
Karen and Chris' paper receives cover for Soft Matter

January 2007
Heather receives the NSF CAREER Award
Heather becomes member of the Advisory Board of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

December 2006
Karina's review receives cover for Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

November 2006
Karen's review is among the Top Ten most downloaded Soft Matter articles
http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/sm/top10.asp

Heather gives a Plenary Lecture at the 9th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules: Polymers for Advanced Applications in South Africa

October 2006
Heather chosen to be part of the US delegation for a US-Japan Nanotechnology Exchange Program
http://www.cnsi.ucla.edu/news/item?item_id=218435

August 2006
Karen's review is published in Soft Matter
Greg Grover is awarded the Chris Foote Organic Division Fellowship
Zach Tolstyka has been awarded the NIH biotechnology traineeship fellowship
Greg Sand has been awarded the Chemistry-Biology Interface training program fellowship