University of California, Riverside

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Inorganic Seminar
Fri. 6/7/19, 04:10, CS 231
Leveraging Polarizability and Elect
Prof. Carrow (Princeton)

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Department News

UCR provost, Dr. Cynthia Larive, is named chancellor at UC Santa CruzUCR provost, Dr. Cynthia Larive, is named chancellor at UC Santa Cruz

May 16, 2019

UCR Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive has been appointed the 11th Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Cynthia Larive has served the UC community for nearly a decade and a half as a faculty member, administrator and leader. In UCR, she has worked to expand educational opportunity and student success throughout her 14-year tenure.  Read Moretest

Nobel Prize Winner to Join UC Riverside FacultyNobel Prize Winner to Join UC Riverside Faculty

July 02, 2018

Richard Schrock, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist and UC Riverside alumnus, will join the faculty in UCR's College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in September 2018. He will be the inaugural George K. Helmkamp Founder's Chair in Chemistry, named after one of the founding faculty members of UCR's Department of Chemistry.  Read Moretest

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program AwardDOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Award

June 06, 2018

Victor Fung receives the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) award. Victor is a third-year graduate student in De-en Jiang's group; his research focuses on computational understanding of surface catalysis. The SCGSR award will fund Victor for a six-month stay at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to conduct part of his dissertation research with a staff scientist there.test

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
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Alumni News

Welcome back to UCR Dr. Lingchao Zhu!Welcome back to UCR Dr. Lingchao Zhu!

May 02, 2019

The ACIF welcomes back alumnus Lingchao Zhu (Ph.D. 2013) as the new Academic Coordinate for NMR and Optical Spectroscopy. Lingchao received his Ph.D. in Physics from UCR under the co-direction of Leonid Pryadko in Physics and Len Mueller in Chemistry. After working in the NMR facilities at UW Madison and U Penn, we are excited to have him back in Southern California.test
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University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
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Department of Chemistry
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