University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemistry




Vince Lavallo
Associate Professor of Chemistry


University of California, Riverside - B.A. (2002-2005)
University of California, Riverside - Ph.D. (2005-2008)
Caltech - Postdoc. (2008-2011)

Office: 434 Chemical Sciences
Phone O/L: (951) 827-3685/3725
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
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Our research interests are strongly rooted in creative chemical synthesis. This is an intentionally broad description. Since we draw no boundaries between inorganic and organic chemistry, we work with elements from all over the periodic table. The overall goal of our program is to develop novel and creative chemical solutions to the most urgent and challenging unsolved problems in synthetic chemistry. One of the most prominent themes in our group is catalyst design, which can allow for the development of novel chemical transformations that are useful for industries ranging from energy to pharma, and thus the general public.

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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)