The 24-year-old entrepreneur invented a process that breaks the chemical bonds between plastic molecules, turning material that would otherwise be nonrecyclable into valuable chemicals.
Last month, postdoctoral researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA impressed judges with their scientific acumen, poise and ability to articulate the significance of their work at the 2017 Giannini Fellowship competition in Pebble Beach, California.
The honor recognizes exceptional young scientists who have demonstrated “the most creative talent,” according to the program.
Stephen Hubbell, a distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCLA, is the 2016 laureate of the International Prize for Biology for his outstanding contributions to biology research.
The family received Jewish World Watch’s annual Global Soul Award on Nov. 18.
The American Bar Foundation has named Dean Emerita Rachel Moran, the Michael J. Connell distinguished professor of law at UCLA School of Law, as the Inaugural William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law for 2015-16.
Neil Garg, professor and vice chair for education in UCLA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has won the 2015 Gold Shield Faculty Prize, sponsored by Gold Shield, Alumnae of UCLA.
Troy Ratcliff and Veronica Ochoa were named Medical Assistants of the Year by the UCLA Ambulatory Care nursing team.
Evelyn Blumenberg, chair of the UCLA Department of Urban Planning, is a 'Champion of Change' for her research on the links between transportation access, employment and poverty.