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Miguel A. García-Garibay
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles CA 90095-1569

Professional Experience
2001-date Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
1998-2001 Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
1992-98 Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
1989-92 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Columbia University
1982-84 Research Associate, Unversidad Michoacana, México

Education
1988 Ph.D. University of British Columbia (with J. R Scheffer).
1982 B.S. Universidad Michoacana, Mexico

Current Research Interests
Solid state organic chemistry, photochemistry and spectroscopy, reactive intermediates, solid state reaction mechanisms, computational studies of reactions in crystals, solvent-free synthesis, quantum mechanical tunneling, solid state NMR, dynamics in crystals, dipolar lattices, molecular machines

Awards
Herbert Newby McCoy Award, Department of Chemistry, UCLA, Dean's Marshal Award for the Division of Physical Sciences, UCLA, NSF Career Award, Faculty Development Award, University of California, Los Angeles, University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, Sponsored by Syntex of Mexico

Memberships
American Chemical Society, Divisions of Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry, Inter American Photochemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Exotic Materials Institute, California Nanosystems Institute

Publication Summary (January 2007)
110 papers published in reviewed journals, 9 book chapters published, 3 paper in press and 147 invited lectures.

Recent Publications
(146) Simoncelli, S.; Kuzmanich, G.; Gard, M.N.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Photochemical Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics with Molecular Nanocrystals: Surface Quenching of Triplet Benzophenone Nanocrystals." J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2009, manuscript accepted for publication.

(145) Rodriguez-Molina, B.; Ochoa, M.E.; Farfan, N.; Santillan, R.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Synthesis, Characterization and Rotational Dynamics of Crystalline Molecular Compasses With N-Heterocyclic Rotators."J. Org. Chem., published on the Web Oct. 22, 2009.

(144) Kuzmanich, G.; Gard, M.N.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Photonic Amplification by a Singlet-State Quantum Chain Photodecarbonylation Reaction in Crystalline Diarylcyclopropenones." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 11606-11614.

(143) Hoijemberg, P.A.; Karlen, S.D.; Sanramé, C.N.; Aramendia, P.F.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Photolysis of an Asymmetrically Substituted Diazene in Solution and in the Crystalline State." Photochem. Photobiol. Sc. 2009, 8, 961-969.

(142) Godinez, C.E.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Engineering Crystal Packing and Internal Dynamics in Molecular Gyroscopes by Refining Their Components. Fast Exchange of a Phenylene Rotator by 2H NMR." Cryst. Growth & Design 2009, 9, 3124-3128.

(141) Shiraki, S.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation By Photoelimination of Small Molecules in Solution and in Crystals" in Handbook of Synthetic Photochemistry, Albini, A., Ed., John Wiley, book chapter to be published in 2009.

(140) Mitsumori, T.; Campos, L.M.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A.; Wudl, F.; Sato, Y. "Synthesis, Properties, and LED Performance of Highly Luminescent Metal Complexes Containing Indolizino[3,4,5-ab]isoindoles." J. Mat. Chem. 2009, 195826-5836.

(139) Resendiz, M.J.E.; Family, F.; Fuller, K.; Campos, L.M.; Khan, S.I.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Radical Pairs with Memory of Chirality for the Enantiospecific Synthesis of Adjacent Stereogenic Quaternary Centers in Solution: Bond Formation Faster than Radical Rotation." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 8425-8433.

(138) Amboya, A.; Nguyen, T.; Huynh, H.T.; Brown, H.; Ratliff, G.; Yonutas, H.; Cizmeciyan, D.; Natarajan, A.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Radical Pairs with Rotational Fluidity in the Photochemical Reaction of Acetophenone and Cyclohexane in the Zeolite NaY: A 13C CPMAS NMR and Product Analysis Study." Org. Biomol. Chem. 2009, 7, 2322-2326.

(137) Family, F.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Photodecarbonylation of Ketodiacids as Ammonium Salts: Efficient Formation of C-C Bonds Between Adjacent Quaternary Centers in the Crystalline State." J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 2476-2480.

(136) Garcia-Garibay, M.A.; Dang, H.D. "Photochemical Generation, Intramolecular Reactions, and Spectroscopic Detection of Oxonium Ylide and Carbene Intermediates in a Crystalline ortho-(1,3-Dioxolan-2-yl)-diaryldiazomethane." Org. Biomol. Chem. 2009, 1106-1114.

(135) Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Molecular Machines: Nanoscale Gadgets." Nature Materials 2008, 7, 431-432.

(134) Gould, S.L.; Rodriguez, R.B.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Synthesis and Solid State Dynamics of Molecular Dirotors." Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 8336-8345.

(133) Chin, K.K.; Trevithick-Sutton, C.C.; McCallum, J.; Jockusch, S.; Turro, N.J.; Scaiano, J.C.; Foote, C.S.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Quantitative Determination of Singlet Oxygen Generated by Excited State Aromatic Amino Acids, Proteins, and Immunoglobulins." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 6912-6913.

(132) Santillan, R.; Karlen, S.D.; Dang, H.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Synthesis and Characterization of Natural Abundance and Isotopically Labeled 1,4-Bis(3,3,3-triphenylpropynyl)-2,3-difluorobenzene. A Molecular Gyroscope with a Polar Rotator." J. Mex. Chem. Soc. 2008, 52, 125-129.

(131) Gould, S.L.; Tranchemontagne, D.; Yaghi, O.M.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Amphidynamic Character of Crystalline MOF-5: Rotational Dynamics of Terephthalate Phenylenes in a Free-Volume, Sterically Unhindered Environment." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 3246-3247.

(130) Kuzmanich, G.; Natarajan, A.; Chin, K.K.; Veerman, M.; Mortko, C.J.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Solid-State Photodecarbonylation of Diphenylcyclopropenone: A Quantum Chain Process Made Possible by Ultrafast Energy Transfer." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 1140-1141. (Highlighted in Nature 2008, 451, 897.)

(129) Chin, K.K.; Chuang, S.-C.; Hernandez, B.; Campos, L.M.; Selke, M.; Foote, C.S.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Photophysical Properties of Non-Homoconjugated 1,2-dihydro, 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro and 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexahydro-C60 Derivatives." Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2008, 1, 49-55.

(128) Resendiz, M.J.E.; Natarajan, A.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Diasteroselective Synthesis and Spin-Dependent Photodecarbonylation of di(3-phenyl-2-pyrrolidinon-3-yl)Ketones: Synthesis of Nonadjacent Stereogenic Quaternary Centers." Chem. Commun. 2008, 193-195.

(127) Resendiz, M.J.E.; Taing, J.; Khan, S.I.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Unexpected Solid-State Photochemistry of an &alpha-Thiophenyl-&alpha'-Thiophenyl-S,S-dioxo-Substituted Ketone." J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 638-643.

(126) Resendiz, M.J.E.; Taing, J.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Photodecarbonylation of 1,3-Dithiophenyl Propanone: Using Nanocrystals to Overcome the Filtering Effect of Highly Absorbing Trace Impurities." Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 4351-4354.

(125) Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Molecular Crystals on the Move: From Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Photoreactions to Molecular Machinery." Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 8945-8947.

(124) Grassian, V.H.; Meyer, G.; Abruna, H.; Coates, G.W.; Achenie, L.E.; Allison, T.; Brunschwig, B.; Ferry, J.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A.; Gardea-Torresdey, J.; Grey, C.P.; Hutchison, J.; Li, C.J.; Liotta, C.; Ragauskas, A.; Minteer, S.; Mueller, K.; Roberts, J.; Sadik, O.; Schmel, R.; Schneider, W.; Selloni, A.; Stair, P.; Stewart, J.; Thorn, D.; Tyson, J.; Voelker, B.; White, J.M.; Wood-Black, F. "Chemistry for a Sustainable Future." Environ. Sci. Technol. 2007, 41, 3559-3561.

(123) Nunez, J.E.; Natarajan, A.; Khan, S.I.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Synthesis of a Triply Bridged Molecular Gyroscope by a Directed Meridional Cyclization Strategy." Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 3559-3561.

(122) Natarajan, A.; Tsai, C.K.; Khan, S.I.; McCarren, P.; Houk, K.N.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "The Photoarrangement of &alpha-Santonin is a Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Reaction: A Long Kep Secret in Solid-State Organic Chemistry Revealed." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 9846-9847.

(121) Natarajan, A.; Ng, D.; Yang, Z.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "A Green Chemistry Method for the Synthesis of Compounds with Adjacent Quaternary Stereogenic Centers: Parallel Syntheses of (+) and (-)-a-Cuparenone by Radical Combination in Crystalline Solids." Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 6485-6487.

(120) Chin, K.K.; Natarajan, A.; Gard, M.N.; Campos, L.M.; Johansson, E.; Shepherd, H.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "Pump-Probe Spectroscopy and Circular Dichroism of Nanocrystalline Benzophenone — Towards Absolute Kinetic Measurements in Solid State Photochemical Reactions." Chem. Commun. 2007, 41, 4266-4268.

(119) Jarowski, P.D.; Houk, K.N.; Garcia-Garibay, M.A. "The Importance of Correlated Motions on the Low Barrier Rotational Potentials of Crystalline Molecular Gyroscopes." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 3110-3117.

Invited Lectures
1995
Feb Centro de Estudios Avanzados, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana
Apr Department of Chemistry, San Diego State University
Apr Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Jun Midwest Organic Solid State, Chemistry Symposium, Indiana University
Oct Western Biotech., ACS West Reg. Meeting, San Diego
Nov Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Southern California

1996
Jan 7 NATO Workshop on Phys. Supramol. Chem. University of Miami
Mar 24 ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Nov 3 US-Japan Workshop on Photoresponsive Materials
Nov 27 Dept. of Chemistry, Los Angeles City College

1997
Jan 2 Inter American Photochemical Society, Clearwater, FL
Apr 2 Dept. of Chemistry, University of Connecticut
Apr 3 Dept. of Chemistry, Yale University
Apr 7 Dept. of Chemistry, New York University
Apr 9 Dept. of Chemistry, Columbia University
Apr 22 Dept. of Chemistry, California State University
May 8 Dept. of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin at
May 19 Dept. of Chemistry, University of California San Diego
Jun 1 Canadian Chemical Conference, Windsor Canada
Jun 4 Conference on Structural and Mechanistic Organic Chemistry, Athens, GA
Jun 29 Gordon Conference in Physical Organic Chemistry, Holderness, New Hampshire
Jul 7 Conference on Reactive Intermediates, Tahoe
Sep 9 Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sep 12 Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina
Sep 12 Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Sep 17 Encuentro Latinamericano de Fotoquimica, Cordoba, Argentina
Sep 23 Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Oct 6 Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Oct 10 Dept. of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Oct 15 Dept. of Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach
Nov 2 Taniguchi Conference on Catalysis, Sanda, Japan
Nov 10 International Conference on the Reaction in Crystalline State, Matsuyama, Japan
Nov 12 5th North American Chemistry Conference (NACC), Cancun. Mexico
Dec 2 Dept. of Chemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dec 9 Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University
Dec 10 Dept. of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dec 12 Dept. of Chemistry, Iowa State University

1998
Jan 11 Gordon Conference on Isotopes in Biological and Chemical Sciences, Ventura, CA
Apr 8 Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Apr 15 Dept. of Chemistry, University of Victoria, Canada
Apr 17 Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington
May 19 Rohm and Haas
May 21 Dept. of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jul 11 International Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Reaction Mechanisms
Aug 13 IUPAC Symposium on Synergism of Experimental and Theoretical Chemistry
Dec 10 US-Japan Workshop on Solid State Chemistry, Lake Arrowhead CA

1999
Mar 4 Merck Research Pharmaceuticals, West Point, PA
Mar 18 Amgen Inc. R&D, Thousand Oaks, CA
Apr 12 Dept. of Chemistry, University Nevada at Reno
July 18 Gordon Conference on Organic Photochemistry
July 25 International Conference on the Organic Solid State, Cambridge
Aug 26 Fullerenes 99 - Nanotubes and Fullerene Chemistry, Castern-Verduzon, France
Oct 6 American Chemical Society Regional Conference, Ontario, CA
Dec 10 US-Japan Workshop on Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry, New Orleans, LA

2000
Jan 6 Department of Chemistry, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Feb 10 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, McCoy Award Lecture
Mar 1 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Mar 24 Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Mar 28 Department of Chemistry, University at British Columbia, Canada
Mar 29 Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Mar 30 Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, Canada
Apr 5 Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Apr 6 Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University
Jun 24 Reaction Mechanisms Conference, Madison Wisconsin
Jul 14 Pfizer Research, Groton, CT
Jul 20 IUPAC Conference in Organic Photochemistry, Dresden Germany
Aug 26 Conference on Reaction Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Vienna, Austria
Sep 28 Department of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Nov 13 Department of Chemistry, Tulane University
Dec 14 Pacifichem 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

2001
Apr 6 California State University, Northridge
Apr 11 Lucent Technologies
Apr 12 Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Apr 13 Department of Chemistry, Brown University
Apr 17 Department of Chemistry, Inst. Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Apr 18 Department of Chemistry, Univ. Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico
Apr 19 Instituto de Quimica, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
May 26 NSF RegionalWorkshop in Photochemistry of Organized Media, Cordoba, Argentina,
Jun 9 . Midwest Organic Solid State Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Sep 7 Symposium on Triplet Organic Molecules and Magnetic Materials Tsu University, Japan
Sep 9 International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Nara, Japan
Sep 12 International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates, Nara, Japan
Sep 20 Department of Chemistry, Cal. State Dominguez Hills
Sep 28 SACNAS 2001 National Conference, Phoenix Arizona
Oct. 5 Department of Chemistry and Biochem., Loyola Marymount University
Oct 26 2001 Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference, Covington, KY,

2002
Dec 10 Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, IPN, Mexico
Dec 12 Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, Mexico
Mar 5 Department of Chemistry, Washington State University
Sep 5 Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Sep 26 XV Congreso Latinamericano de Quimica, Cancun, Mexico
Sep 28 SACNAS National meeting
Nov 21 VII Encuentro Latinoamericano de Fotoquimica y Fotobiologia, Viña del Mar, Chile
Dec 17 Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado

2003
Mar 23 Symposium on Functional -Electronic Systems, 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Apr 9 DuPont Central Research & Development, 2003 Discovery Chemistry Seminar Series
Apr 11 Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University
Apr 30 Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
May 16 Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, San Antonio
Jun 22 XIIth International Workshop on Quantum Atomic & Molecular Tunneling in Solids, University of Florida, Gainsville
Jun 29 Physical Organic Gordon Conference, Plymouth, New Hampshire
Jul 9 19th Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Organic Conference, Lorne, Australia
Jul 13 16th International Conference on the Organic Solid State XVI, Sydney, Australia
Aug 17 International Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Reaction Mechanisms, 2003, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sep 10 National Conference of the American Chemical Society, New York City
Oct 17 38th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Long beach, CA
Oct 18 38th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Long beach, CA
Nov 5 Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
Nov 21 Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, El Paso

2004
Feb 4 Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University
Apr 2 Department of Chemistry, Santa Clara University
Mar 28 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 28-April 1, 2004 Anaheim, CA
May 6 Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Jun 26 Norma Stoddart Symposium, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Jul 17 3rd Herron Island Conference on Reactive Intermediates, QNS, Australia
Sep 16 Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fullerton
Oct 18 Departamento de Quimica, UNAM, Mexico DF
Oct 19 Departamento de Quimica, CINVESTAV, Instit. Politecnico Nacional, Mexico DF
Oct 20 Departamento de Quimica, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico DF
Oct 21 Departamento de Quimica, Escuela Nacional de Ciencia Biologicas, Mexico DF
Oct 25 Departamento de Quimica, UPIBI, Instit. Politecnico Nacional, Mexico DF, " Total Syntheses of Natural Products with Adjacent Chiral Quaternary Centers in Solid-to-Solid Reactions"
Oct 28 Departamento de Quimica, UPIBI, Instit. Politecnico Nacional, Mexico DF
Nov 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, El Paso

2005
Mar 16 Workshop on Bioinspired Nanoscience and Molecular Machines, San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
Apr 1 Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University
Apr 6 Stauffer Lecture University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 8 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
May 28 American Crystallographic Association Meeting, Orlando, Fl,
Jun 20 2nd Int'l Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry and 9th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C.
Jul 10 Organic Photochemistry Gordon Conference, Bryant College, Rhode Island
Jul 31 National Science Foundation Workshop on Physical Organic Chem., Bodega Bay, CA.
Aug 14 11th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds (ISNA-11), St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Sep 13 Materials Science Institute Retreat, University of Oregon, Skamania Lodge, Stevens WA
Sep 25 XL Congreso Mexicano de Quimica, Morelia, Mexico, Plenary Lecture
Sep 26 XL Congreso Mexicano de Quimica, Morelia, Mexico
Nov 8 Claremont McKenna, Pitzer & Scripps Colleges"
Dec 15-20 Pacifichem 2005, Honolulu, HA, Supramolecula Photochemistry Symposium
Dec 15-20 Pacifichem 2005, Honolulu, HA, Organic Photochemistry Symposium
Dec 15-20 Pacifichem 2005, Honolulu, HA, Solid State Organic Chemistry Symposium

2006

Jan Gordon Conference on Isotopes in Biological and Chemical Sciences, Ventura, CA,
Apr 6 Department of Chemistry, Washington University, S. Louis,
Apr 24 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
May 8 Department of Physical Sciences, Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Jun 11 International Conference in Organic Synthesis, Merida, Mexico
Jun 25 International Symp of Macromolecular and Supramolecular Chem., Victoria, BC, Canada
Sep 12 Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,
Sep 19 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis,
Sep 24 XL Congreso Mexicano de Quimica, Mexico City,"

2007 (Scheduled)
Feb 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
Feb 16 Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Mar 26 ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL: Nanotechnology and the Environment Symposium, Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Mar 30 Department of Chemistry, SUNY, Buffalo
Apr 10 Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University
Apr 25 US-Brazil Workshop: Programa em Pos-Graduacao Ciencia dos Materiais
May 26 90th Canadian Chemistry Conference, Organic Materials and Self-Assembly, Winnipeg, Canada
Jun 6 The Young(-ish) Giants of Chemistry, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jul 8 International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State, Merida, Venezuela.
Sep 10 Simposium on the synergy between theory and experiment in the advancement of Physical Chemistry and Biological Physics, Colegio Nacional, Mexico
Sep 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin


Activities in Scholarly and Professional Societies
Member, Organizing Committee
Meeting of the Inter American Photochemical Society (IAPS) Iguazu Brazil, 1996

Member, Organizing Committee
5th North American Chemistry Conference (NACC) Cancun Mexico, 1997

Member, Organizing Committee
Symposium on Molecular Photochemistry ACS National Meeting, Boston, Sep 1998

Member, Organizing Committee
Reaction Mechanisms Conference Asilomar California, Jun 28-July 3, 1998

Member, Organizing Committee
International Symposium of Reactive Intermediates Reykjavik, Iceland, 2003 August 17-22 2003

Member, Organizing Committee
Conference of the Interamerican Photochemical Society Salvador, Brazil, June, 2006

Member, Organizing Committee
XIVth Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids and Other Condended Phases Workshop, University of Houston, October 28 - November 1, 2007

Organizer
US-Japan Workshop on Solid State Organic Chemistry Lake Arrowhead, UCLA, Dec 6-Dec 10, 1998

Organizer
Symposium on Molecular Architectures ACS Regional Meeting, Oct 1999

Organizer
IUPAC Symposium on Solid State Photochemistry Dresden Germany, July 22-27, 2000

Organizer
XVII International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State, UCLA, July 24-29, 2005

Organizer
NSF Workshop on Physical Organic Chemistry Lake Arrowhead, CA, Oct 27-31, 2006

Organizer
Symposium in Honor opf Prof. Fred Wudl Department of Chemistry and Biochem., UCLA, January 6 2006

Co-Organizer
Symposium on Molecular Photochemistry (w Prof. V. Ramamurthy) ACS National Meeting, Boston, Sep 1998

Co-Organizer
Symposium on Solid State Chemistry (w Prof. F. Toda) Pacifichem 2000, Honolulu, Dec 14-19, 2000

Co-Organizer
Conference of the Interamerican Photochemical Society (w Prof. P. Aramendia) Cordoba, Argentina, July, 2001

Co-Organizer (w Profs. Symposium on Axial Rotation in Organic and Organometallic John Gladysz and J. Michl)
Molecules: from Ethane through Propellers and Gyroscopes to Motors. ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2005

Co-Organizer (w Profs. Symposium on Organic Solid State Chemistry: Structure, Roger Bishop and F. Toda)
Synthesis and Reactivity, Pacifichem 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii

Co-Organizer (w Prof. Summer School on Stereochemical Aspects of Materials Sciences Fred Wudl)
UC Santa Barbara, June 2005.

Member
2000 Tolman Award and Medal Committe Southern California Division of the American Chemical Society

Services to Scholarly Publications
Associate Editor
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009-date

Advisory Board Member
Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2002-2005 and 2005-2009
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2003-2006
Journal of the Mexican Chemical Society, 2005-date

Guest Editor
Journal of Physical Chemistry , Special Issue on Molecular Photochemistry, "Photochemists' Festschrift" (1998, 102, No. 28,)
Tetrahedron, Symposium in Print on: "Molecular Assembly and Reactivity of Organic Crystals and Related Structures" (2000, 56, No 36)
Molecular Crystals Liquid Crystals, Proceedings of the XVII International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State, ICCOSS, (2006, 456)

Reviewing and Publishing Recommendations
Science (Washington)
Proceedings of the National Academy of the USA
The Journal of the American Chemical Society
Angewandte Chemie
Journal of Organic Chemistry
Chemical Reviews
Tetrahedron Letters
Tetrahedron
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology
Accounts of Chemical Research
Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkins Transactions
Chemical Physics Letters
Journal of Physical Chemistry
Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry
Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkins I
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Organic Letters
Organometallic Chemistry
Crystal Growth & Design
Inorganic Chemistry
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Topics in Current Chemistry
Advanced Materials

Service to UCLA and UC
Physical Science Innovation Committee 1992
Division of Physical Sciences

Shop Committee 1993
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Laboratory Teaching and Organization Committee 1993
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

General Chemistry for Life Science Committee 1994-1998 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, 1995-date CARE/MARC programs, UCLA

Department Liaison, AAPS, UCLA 1995-date

Freshman Advising 1992-1998

Chair, Org. Freshman Committee 1998-1999

Organic UnderGraduate Advisor 1998

Organic Graduate Advisor 1998-2005

Regional Director, UCLA CAMP Program 1998-2003

Chancellor's Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Personnel-I 1999-2000

Judge, CAMP/NSF Symposium April 24, 1999

Judge, Scholar's Day May 17, 1999

Chancellor's Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Personnel-II 2000

Interim Departmental Graduate Advisor Jan-Jun 2000

Department Staffing Committee Sep 2002-date

Coordinator, P&G Hispanic Scientist Seminar Series Sept 2005-date

Vice-Provost J. Smith's CARE Faculty Committee Nov 2005-date

AAP Faculty Advisory Committee Feb2004-Mar2005

AAP Faculty Committee Apr 2005-date

Department of Chemistry Vice-Chair for Education July 2005-date

Department Development Committee Jan
2006-date