Jeffrey Zink, distinguished professor of chemistry, received the Tolman Award, the American Chemical Society Southern California Section's highest honor.

The award was presented by Robert de Groot, chair of the Southern California section of the American Chemical Society on May 1 at the Richard C. Tolman Award dinner, where Zink also presented a talk addressing five types of his nanomachines and how they were used to treat infectious diseases and cancer. Zink also highlighted his most highly cited “greatest hits” and shared the excitement of their discovery and applications.

Since 1960, the Tolman Award has been given annually to Southern California researchers for outstanding contributions to chemistry.  Zink is the 16th UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty member to be awarded the medal.

To learn more about Zink’s research and see photos from the event, visit the UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry website.