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Anh Hong wins inaugural Morton Memorial Award!

Graduate student Anh Hong has won the inaugural Thomas H. Morton Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding research accomplishments and her broad interests in science and the world. Anh came to UCR in 2017 and has been completing her dissertation under the guidance of Professor Pingyun Feng. Anh’s research focuses on the development of...

Chaolumen Wu recognized with the Haddon award!

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to recognize an outstanding graduate student, Chaolumen Wu, with the 2022 Robert C. Haddon Memorial Endowed Graduate Award and $1,000. Chaolumen’s research, under the guidance of Professor Yadong Yin, focuses on the assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into functional superstructures. He has developed strategies for assembling nanoparticles into hollow superstructures...

Ravleen Kaur Kohli receives 2022 Sawyer Award!

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that outstanding graduate student Ravleen Kaur has received the 2022 Donald T. Sawyer Award in Analytical Chemistry. Her research in James Davies’ lab focuses on understanding how aerosol particles change over time, with applications ranging from atmospheric chemistry to the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. She has been developing...

Jacob Holmes receives 2022 Alumni Award!

Fifth-year graduate student Jacob Holmes has won the 2022 Chemistry Department Alumni Award. This $1,000 award recognizes outstanding Chemistry graduate students based on their research creativity, publication record, and other aspects of professional development. Jacob came to UCR in 2017 after completing his B.S. degree at Cal State University San Bernardino. He has been performing...

Yang and Malinick recognized for outstanding research and support of diversity!

Graduate students Yen-Yu Yang and Alexander Malinick are being recognized with 2022 Advancing Faculty Diversity Fellowships for their combination of research excellence and commitment to supporting diversity. Both students will receive one quarter of graduate student researcher (GSR) support from the Chemistry department, helping them toward their goals of becoming future faculty members. Yen-Yu came...

Courtney Ngai wins 2022 Women in Science Award!

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to recognize an outstanding graduate student, Courtney Ngai, with the 2022 Women in Science Award and $1,000. Courtney is a synthetic chemist developing self-assembled, catalytically active metal-organic cage complexes. In particular, she is developing strategies to include functional groups into cages that allow them to perform biomimetic catalysis without...

Graduate Student Nhien Nguyen selected for the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy!

Graduate Student Nhien Nguyen under Dr. Timothy Su has been selected by ACS to attend the Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy! The ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy is a week-long once-in-a-lifetime experience! Each year about 60 students from the Americas are selected from the applicants to gather in...

Graduate Student Mario Cardenas selected for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Graduate Student Mario Imex Aguirre Cardenas in PI Su Lab has been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support...

ACS Recognizes Ana Bahamonde for Outreach Activities!

The American Chemical Society honors 33 local section and international chapter volunteers with its 2022 Outreach Volunteer of the Year Awards. The program, established by the Committee on Community Activities, recognizes extraordinary outreach volunteers.
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Langmuir Lectureship awarded to Dr. Yadong Yin!

The Langmuir Prize Lectureship is awarded by the American Chemical Society and is meant to recognize and encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research in chemistry. Please join me in congratulate Dr. Yadong Yin for being awarded the Langmuir Lectureship!

Scientists say they might have discovered the cause of Alzheimer's

Researchers in California focused on studying a protein called tau and how it’s linked to brain buildup, a key indicator doctors look for when diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists in California tried to study Alzheimer’s disease from a different perspective and the results may have led them to the cause of the disease. Researchers at the...

Dr. Pingyun Feng & Dr. Yadong Yin selected as Clarivate Analytics' Highly Cited Researchers!

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Pingyun Feng and Dr. Yadong Yin for being selected by Claritive as Highly Cited Researchers! UC Riverside - Inside UCR Clarivate, previously part of Thomson Reuters, produces this list for their Institute for Scientific Information, which promotes “integrity in research while improving the retrieval, interpretation, and utility of scientific...

Pfizer Academic Industrial Relation (AIR) Diversity Research Fellowship awarded to José Aleman!

Pfizer - La Jolla awards an AIR Diversity Research Fellowship to José Aleman, a senior undergraduate student. Originally from Peru, José transferred to UCR from Fullerton College and has been a peer facilitator for sophomore organic chemistry courses. In the summer of 2021, he acquired research experience at NC State University on high-throughput sequencing of...

Engineering and Chemistry doctoral students receive prestigious DOE fellowships

Joseph Schwan and Pablo Andres Unzueta have received funding from the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research, or SCGSR, program to conduct their research at Department of Energy, or DOE, labs.

2021 Sawyer Award Winner to Yen-Yu Yang!

The Sawyer Award recognizes an Analytical Chemistry graduate student in their 3rd or 4th year of study with a $1500 award. Awardees are selected based on excellence in research. The award honors Donald T. Sawyer, a well-known analytical chemist and long-time UCR faculty member.

2021 Chemistry Alumni Awards

Anh Hong, a fourth-year PhD student in Prof. Pingyun Feng’s group, has proved herself to be both prolific and versatile, co-authoring nine publications from her UCR research on topics including crystalline porous materials for gas storage and separations, heteroatom-doped nanomaterials for electrocatalytic reactions, and sulfonated materials for fast ionic conduction in battery or fuel cell...

2021 Robert C. Haddon Memorial Endowed Graduate Award Winner

The Robert C. Haddon Memorial Endowed Graduate Award was established by the Haddon family in memory of our esteemed former colleague Professor Haddon to encourage excellence in research in materials chemistry. Yanxiang Wang, a fifth-year PhD student in Prof. Pingyun Feng’s group, was selected to receive the Haddon award for his creative and outstanding research...

Advancing Faculty Diversity Fellowships Awarded to Three Chemistry Graduate Students

The department of Chemistry is pleased to announce three recipients for the 2021-22 Advancing Faculty Diversity in Chemistry Graduate Fellowships. These fellowships recognize outstanding graduate students with a promising future in academia who combine research excellence and a commitment to advancing diversity at the university or in their surrounding communities. All three students will receive...

Dr. Casselman recognized as a University Honors Mentor of the Year!

Each year, graduating students in University Honors nominate faculty mentors to be recognized as one of three University Honors Mentors of the Year. Dr. Matthew Casselman from the Department of Chemistry has been nominated as one of three the University Honors Mentors of the Year! Congratulations Dr. Casselman!

Charge transfer studies from Vullev group published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA

Long-range charge transfer pervades biology, chemistry, and engineering, as it is critical for life-sustaining processes, chemical transformations, energy conversion, as well as electronic and photonic technologies (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 21583-21629). Elucidating the factors that control electron transfer rates is of importance for understanding energy flows in biology as well as assisting the...
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