University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemistry


Upcoming Events

Analytical Seminar
Thu. 11/27/14, 12:10, n/a
No Seminar
(Holiday Break)

Organic Seminar
Fri. 11/28/14, 04:10, CS 231
No Seminar
(Holiday Break)

Phys. Chem. Seminar
Mon. 12/1/14, 04:10, CS 231
Robert and Chad (UCR)




Department News

Formulating New Treatments for Kidney CancerFormulating New Treatments for Kidney Cancer

November 24, 2014

Michael Pirrung's work preparing complex organic molecules has a whole host of potential applications, from creating flavors and fragrances, to providing new life-saving cancer and HIV treatments. By inhibiting the proteasome, a huge molecular machine found in each cell, his research has developed a promising new compound for treating kidney cancer.  Read Moretest

Kuwana-Sawyer and Sawyer Award Funds Support Analytical Chemistry StudentsKuwana-Sawyer and Sawyer Award Funds Support Analytical Chemistry Students

November 05, 2014

Thanks to generous donations by UCR Chemistry alumni John Precht and Eddie Seo, three of our undergraduate students worked full-time in the laboratory this summer. The Kuwana-Sawyer Award honors Ted Kuwana and Donald T. Sawyer, well-known analytical chemists and former UCR professors, while providing support for undergraduate students doing research in analytical chemistry. This year's Kuwana-Sawyer Award recipients are Austin Chang (working with Prof. Yinsheng Wang), Nancy Ortega (working with Prof. Wenwan Zhong), and Philip Lee (working with Prof. Huiwang Ai). The students are all very appreciative of the opportunity to work full-time in the lab this summer, doing cutting-edge science and building skills to use in their future careers. In addition to doing research, Austin, Nancy and Philip joined about 30 other summer research students from all areas of science and engineering for seminars on searching the literature, scientific ethics, academic professionalism, applying to graduate school, interview skills and making successful poster and oral presentations.  Read Moretest
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Alumni News

Dr. Patrick Dunne (UCR Chemistry BS 1964)Dr. Patrick Dunne (UCR Chemistry BS 1964)

March 31, 2014

Patrick Dunne, Ph.D., Retired Senior Advisor in Advanced Processing and Nutritional Biochemistry for the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Center, has received the 2014 Nicholas Appert Award for his leadership in focused research in advanced food processing that has led to transition to new processing technologies, such as high pressure processing, pulsed electric field processing, and microwave sterilization to move from laboratory research to industrial adoption and production of improved food products.  Read Moretest
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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)