University of California Los Angeles
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Address: University of California Los Angeles
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
607 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Molecular Science Building 5505B
Los Angeles, CA 90095
USA
Phone: +1 310 206 0515
Fax: +1 310 206 1843
Email:  houk@chem.ucla.edu
Webpage:  http://chem.ucla.edu/houk

Ken Houk is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on Computational Chemistry with an emphasis on Physical Organic Chemistry.

The fields explored in his group range from fundamental aspects such as benchmarking computational methods, investigating pericyclic reactions and elucidating reaction mechanisms in stereoselective catalysis to the description of complex systems, studying macromolecular interactions in host-guest complexes, and modeling, understanding and designing enzymes.