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2016 News

Prof. Zaera Highlighted in the ACS C&E News

Prof. Zaera Highlighted in the ACS C&E News
September 02, 2016

Professor Francisco Zaera's presentation at the recent National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Philadelphia between August 21-25, 2016, was highlighted in the latest issue of Chemical and Engineering News. In an invited talk at the "In Situ and Operando Spectroscopy and of Catalysts" symposium of the Catalysis Division, he discussed the results from a collaborative project with Professor Yadong Yin where they used novel yolk-shell nanostructure made out of gold nanoparticles embedded in titania shells to promote catalytic oxidation reactions at cryogenic temperatures.  Read Moretest

Prof. Beran receives 2016 Emerging Technologies Award

Prof. Beran receives 2016 Emerging Technologies Award
September 01, 2016

Professor Greg Beran was awarded the 2016 Emerging Technologies Award from the Computers in Chemistry division of the American Chemical Society at the Fall national meeting in Philadelphia. The award recognizes his group's development of accurate and computationally affordable techniques for predicting chemical shifts in molecular crystals for NMR crystallography and "the impact that the research will have on the future of computational chemistry and allied sciences."  Read Moretest

ACS Meeting Alumni Reception Aug 24

ACS Meeting Alumni Reception Aug 24
August 16, 2016

UCR will be hosting an alumni reception during the ACS conference on Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30-7:30 in downtown Philadelphia at Square 1682, 121 South 17th Street. The event is free and details are provided upon registration at the following link: http://www.alumni.ucr.edu/cnasphiladelphia. All current and past students, postdocs, alumni and friends of UCR are invited to join us. We look forward to sharing food, drink, UCR stories and chemistry with you!  Read Moretest

UCR Chemistry Ranked 42nd Worldwide

UCR Chemistry Ranked 42nd Worldwide
May 24, 2016

The UCR Chemistry Program has been ranked 42nd world wide by TheBestSchools.Org. The ranking cites the breadth of major research areas, facilities, and instrumentation, and the success of graduates.  Read Moretest

Passing of Distinguished Professor Robert Haddon

Passing of Distinguished Professor Robert Haddon
May 03, 2016

Robert Haddon, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering, passed away April 21, 2016. Dr. Haddon is best known for the prediction and discovery of superconductivity in alkali-metal-doped carbon-60, for his preparation and characterization of a stable crystal of phenalenyl radicals, and for his pioneering research in nanotechnology. He is survived by his wife and two children. Dr. Haddon's friends and family have created the The Robert C. Haddon Memorial Scholarship in his honor. Online contributions to this fund can be made using the "Support the Dept" link on the left hand side of the webpage.  Read Moretest

2016 ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award

2016 ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award
April 22, 2016

Congratulations to Jack I-Chieh Wang as UCR's recipient of the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry award. This award is given to one "Outstanding, Senior Organic Chemistry Student" at UCR. Jack carried out his undergraduate research in Prof. Martin's laboratory synthesizing new catalysts, and has also worked in the Department of Biochemistry. Jack is planning to pursue a PhD at Yale University starting in the Fall 2016.  Read Moretest

Prof. Bartels receives Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Prof. Bartels receives Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
April 06, 2016

Professor Ludwig Bartels has been selected to receive the 2015-2016 Chancellors Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Dr. Bartels has mentored close to a hundred undergraduate research students from many different academic programs. The majority of Dr. Bartels research publications have undergraduate co-authors and he is the leader of the NSF funded program for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (MacREU). The award will be presented at the Academic Senate Division meeting on May 24, 2016.  Read Moretest

Three Chemistry Students receive NSF Graduate Fellowship Awards

Three Chemistry Students receive NSF Graduate Fellowship Awards
March 31, 2016

3 chemistry students have been awarded prestigious five year NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Jesse Tamayo works on macromolecular and nanochemistry with Dr. Tang. Pranee Pairs works on novel chemical synthesis with Dr. Harman. Marissa Gionet-Gonzales performs research on chemical imaging with Dr. Zhong. David Barroso also received honorable mention for his work on materials chemistry with Dr. Bartels.  Read Moretest

Prof. Mueller awarded the Regitze Vold Prize

Prof. Mueller awarded the Regitze Vold Prize
January 29, 2016

Prof. Len Mueller was awarded the Regitze R Vold Memorial Prize at the 9th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR in Chamonix, France, September 2015. This prize is awarded for outstanding contributions from a scientist under 50 yrs of age.  Read Moretest

Professor Yadong Yin appears on Reuters list of Most Influential Minds of 2015

Professor Yadong Yin appears on Reuters list of Most Influential Minds of 2015
January 15, 2016

Professor Yadong Yin appears on Reuters list of The World's Most Influential Minds of 2015. Researchers earn the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of Highly Cited Papers - ranking among the top 1% most cited in their subject field. Five UCR faculty appeared on the 2015 list, which can be searched at highlycited.com.  Read Moretest

2015 News

Four Endowed Chairs in Chemistry

Four Endowed Chairs in Chemistry
December 20, 2015

A UCR alumnus has donated $6 million to establish four new endowed chairs in chemistry. The Chairs recognize four founding faculty of the department (left to right): George K. Helmkamp, Harry W. Johnson, Donald T. Sawyer, and Hartland Schmidt. The endowed chairs will greatly assist efforts to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty.test

More Sun For Less Money

More Sun For Less Money
November 16, 2015

UCR chemist Christopher Bardeen is looking for ways in which solar energy could be made cheaper by coaxing solar cells to generate more power and thus reducing land use for solar panels.  Read Moretest

National Chemistry Week with Taft Elementary

National Chemistry Week with Taft Elementary
November 04, 2015

Chemistry grad students helped celebrate National Chemistry Week at Taft Elementary School on October 29th. Kids were lead through an interactive experiment to teach the Scientific Method and foster excitement for Science Fair. Strong support from Taft administrators and teachers has helped the program have a large impact. Since 2012, when the program was started by Dr. Kerry Hanson, participation in Science Fair has increased from a few entries per grade to full participation for grades 3-6. ACS regional chair, Dr. DiMauro, also provided a "mole" for every student.test

Best Poster Award at C-SPIN

Best Poster Award at C-SPIN
October 25, 2015

Congratulations to Ariana Nguyen on receiving a best poster award at the annual C-SPIN review. Her project entitled Metal Contact Formation and Substrate Ferroelectric Poling: Effective Means of Determining MoS2 Transport Properties was performed under the direction of Pofessor Bartels. Standing next to Ariana is the C-SPIN director Jianping Wang. C-SPIN is one of the STARnet centers funded by DARPA..  Read Moretest