University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemistry




Valentine Vullev
Associate Professor of Bioengineering Chemistry CFM


B.S. Chemistry and Physics, Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, 1993
Ph.D. Chemistry, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002
Research Associate, Boston University, Boston,Massachusetts, 2004

Office: 235 MSE Building
Phone O/L: (951) 827-6239
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Charge transfer and biological inspiration

We take ideas from Nature and employ them as a means for controlling the dynamics of charge transfer. 

Dynamic biosensing

We explore the dynamics of fluorescence staining as an unprecedented source of information about the phenotype of microorganisms. 


Print-and-peel (PAP) fabrication techniques, developed in our lab, allow for facile and expedient prototyping of microdevices, providing venues for broadening the accessibility to microfluidics technology.

Biofunctional interfaces 

We use multistep surface-chemistry procedure, along with enzymatic kinetics, to ensure the preservation of the structural and functional integrity of globular proteins when covalently attached to surfaces. 


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Chemistry
Chemical Sciences
501 Big Springs Road

Tel: (951) 827-3789 (Chair's Assistant)
Fax: (951) 827-2435 (confidential)