Contact Us

UCLA Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department
Box 951592
5531 Boelter Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1592

Department Manager
Elfren Baclagon
Tel: (310) 825-9062

Graduate Student Affairs
Lesly Navas
Tel: (310) 825-1203

Fund Management
Stan Wang/Destiny Langseth
Tel: (310) 825-9063

Administrative Assistant
Ramiro Hernandez
Tel: (310) 825-2046
Fax: (310) 206-4107



Driving Directions


Locate UCLA by Zip code (90095) or by street address (405 Hilgard Avenue). Call 310-825-4321 for recorded directions. The closest major airport to UCLA is the Los Angeles International Airport, LAX. From LAX, take the 405 Freeway north to the Wilshire Blvd. East exit. Continue east on Wilshire for several blocks, moving into the left lane. Make a left turn on Westwood Blvd. and follow it into campus.

Parking Information. The closest parking structure is Lot 9, with Lots 6 and 8 just a little bit farther away. Maps.

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering office is at 5531 Boelter Hall, on the south side of campus, adjacent to the Court of Sciences on the East. Maps.

Boelter Hall

Boelter Hall is built on a hillside, so we are frequently asked, “How do I get out?” That depends on where you are going! If you enter or leave on the west side, the building entrances are on the first floor. To go to the Court of Sciences, and most of the north, south, and east campus, you can leave by the doors on the fifth floor: northeast or southeast corners, or the large doors on the central east facade.

To complicate matters, Boelter Hall is physically connected with the Math Sciences Building. The east and west hallways on the fifth floor will take you from Boelter to Math Sciences without going outside. Check the number of the room you are looking for, and whether it is in Math Sciences (north) or Boelter Hall (south).

Department Seminars

During the school year, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department hosts seminars from visiting scholars nearly every week. It is usually held on Fridays at 10:00 am. 

The only way to access The Penthouse is from the northwest corner of Boelter Hall, either by the northwest stairwell, or the northwest elevator. You can find this elevator while facing the department office on the fifth floor by turning left and going west down the hallway, away from the Court of Sciences.