Nanomaterial Gives Robots Chameleon Skin
A new film made of gold nanoparticles changes color in response to any type of movement. Its unprecedented qualities could allow robots to mimic chameleons and octopi — among other futuristic applications.Unlike other materials that try to emulate nature’s color...
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Dr. Casselman selected for the the Academy for Distinguished Teachers Innovative Teaching Award
Three UC Riverside professors have been recognized for their exemplary teaching in the 2019-20 academic year by the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Jennifer Brown announced the winners Monday, May 4. Her office, in...
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2020 Alumni Award Winners Announced
The Chemistry department is pleased to recognize three outstanding graduate students, Tim Cholko, Emily Rigsby, and Chandler Greenwell with the 2020 Alumni Graduate Student Scholarships for their research excellence. Tim and Chandler are fourth-year graduate students, and Emily is in...
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2020 Haddon Award Winner
The Chemistry department is pleased to honor our former colleague, Prof. Robert Haddon, by recognizing an outstanding graduate student, Wangxiang “Luke” Li with the 2020 Robert C. Haddon Memorial Endowed Graduate Award. Luke started his UCR career as a visiting...
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Microbiome confers resistance to cholera
Many parts of the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic of cholera, an extreme form of watery diarrhea. UC Riverside scientists have discovered specific gut bacteria make some people resistant to it — a finding that could save lives.
Why are plants green?
UC Riverside-led research team’s model to explain photosynthesis lays out the next challenging phase of research on how green plants transform light energy into chemical energy
Newly discovered planet zips around baby star in a week
The discovery gives scientists a front seat to the earliest stages of planet formation
UCR wins $10 million to develop AI for sustainable agriculture
The University of California, Riverside, has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that will increase the environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S.