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Publication is Highly Ranked by the Editorial Team of Angewandte ChemiePublication is Highly Ranked by the Editorial Team of Angewandte Chemie

May 14, 2018

An international team led by Prof. Val Vullev, with Prof. Greg Beran overseeing the computational studies and Dr. Dan Borchardt providing the 2D NMR analysis, discovers unprecedentedly large effects of molecular electric dipoles on charge transfer, and develops an approach for quantifying such effects. Lowering medium polarity allows them to demonstrate enhancement of electron transfer (ET) along dipoles while completely suppressing ET against them. While medium polarity is essential for mediating ET, it also quenches dipole-generated electric fields. Molecular designs, developed by the team, attain a fine balance between these two opposing effects and permit dipole-mediated ET in hydrocarbon media. It sets an importance foundation for developing energy and electronic materials and devices. These findings are published in the link below. Angewandte Chemie, and the reviewers ranked the work as "very important" and "highly important." According to the journal editors, less than 10% of the manuscripts receive such positive reviews, and they selected it to be published as a "Hot Paper".  Read Moretest

UC Riverside UCCS 2018UC Riverside UCCS 2018

May 14, 2018

Several graduate students from UC Riverside had a major impact on the 3rd Annual University of California Chemical Symposium, which was held at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center and brings together graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the entire UC system. The UCCS 2018 drew over 100 graduate student and post-doctoral attendees in addition to keynote speakers Prof. Adam Veige from the University of Florida and Prof. Carrie Partch from UC Santa Cruz. The Royal Society of Chemistry sponsored poster prizes in six subject areas and two of these were claimed by UCR graduate students.  Read Moretest

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for 2018NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for 2018

April 09, 2018

Assistant Professor of Chemistry W. Hill Harman has been awarded an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for 2018. Dr. Harman will receive $678,500 to support his project "Hybrid Borane Platforms for the Activation of Small Molecules of Energy Consequence." His group is developing new boron-based small molecule platforms for the catalysis of energy storage reactions such as hydrogen evolution and the reduction of CO2 to chemical fuels. The award also supports ongoing outreach efforts to local community college students for the promotion of advanced study in chemistry and related fields, including summer research opportunities in Dr. Harman's lab.test

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for 2018NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for 2018

April 09, 2018

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Dave Martin has been awarded an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for 2018. Dr. Martin will receive $650,000 to support his project "Direct Radical Functionalization of Alcohols using Cobalt Photocatalysis." His research group is developing a cobalt-based catalyst system that harnesses light energy to perform the direct functionalization of alcohols via acyl and alkyl radical intermediates. This grant also recognizes his outreach efforts to increase research participation and scientific engagement at UC Riverside and in the Riverside community through research panel discussions and local demonstrations.test
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Dr. Jessy Lemieux - Assistant Professor at San Bernardino Valley CollegeDr. Jessy Lemieux - Assistant Professor at San Bernardino Valley College

September 23, 2016

Jessy Lemieux earned his PhD at UC-Riverside performing experimental studies on thermal decomposition kinetics of molecules relevant to combustion and semiconductor chemical vapor deposition processes in the research group of Dr. Jingsong Zhang. Jessy is a passionate educator who was twice recognized as Teaching Assistant of the Year in the UCR Chemistry Department and now is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at San Bernardino Valley College since 2015 where he teaches Introductory and Organic Chemistry.  Read Moretest
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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department of Chemistry
Chemical Sciences
501 Big Springs Road

Tel: (951) 827-3789 (Chair's Assistant)
Fax: (951) 827-2435 (confidential)
E-mail: jingsong.zhang@ucr.edu

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