Yvonne Chen, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award. The award seeks to "encourage junior scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific creativity, intellectual maturity, and leadership skills with the opportunity to conduct independent biomedical or behavioral research by skipping the traditional post-doctoral training period."
Yi Tang has received an NIH Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Established in 2004, the award supports investigators taking "highly innovative approaches that have the potential to produce a high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research."
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Tatiana Segura was promoted to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2012. Prof. Segura's research focuses on regenerative medicine with emphasis on strategies to promote vascularization. Her projects rage from the synthesis of materials for the delivery of DNA to the delivery of stem cells in vivo. She has made significant contributions to the area of gene delivery and the design of scaffolds to promote vascularization.
Julius Glater, a UCLA adjunct emeritus professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering who was instrumental in developing water desalination technologies, died of age-related causes on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He was 91.
Prof. Yi Tang is the winner of the 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his work with Codexis on an efficient process for manufacture of the statin (cholesterol lowering drug), Simvastatin. The award is presented by the EPA in Washington, in June 2012.
James C. Liao, the Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named the holder of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Chair in Chemical Engineering.