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Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Mihri Ozkan, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life,...

Dr. Balandin and Dr. Bartels from UCR receive $1.12 million grant

Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels, a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct data-driven discovery, synthesis, and characterization of a unique new class of materials, referred to as one-dimensional van der Waals bonded solids....
By Holly Ober |

An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure focused on these abnormal structures. But a University of California, Riverside, research team has identified alternate chemistry that could account for the various pathologies associated with the disease....
By Iqbal Pittawala |

2017-2018 ACS Student Chapter Awards

Congratulations to the Chemistry Club for being selected for the Outstanding Award! For the 2017-2018 academic year, the American Chemical Society received over 400 activity reports. Of the 400+ reports, ACS presented 69 Outstanding, 92 Commendable, and 145 Honorable mention awards. Thank you to the Chemistry Club and Dr. Casselman for making great commitments of...

Winners of the 2019 Richard M. Martin Scholarship!

The Richard M. Martin Scholarship seeks students who have outstanding achievements in chemistry classes, chemistry laboratory research, and demonstrates capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in chemistry. Please congratulate Teressa Benbarka, Ricardo Tolentino, and Yongxian Wu for being selected for the this years Richard M. Martin Scholarship award!

Nobel Prize Winner to Join UC Riverside Faculty

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — 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. Schrock,...

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Award

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...

Publication is Highly Ranked by the Editorial Team of Angewandte Chemie

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...

UC Riverside UCCS 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...

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

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

2018 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award

Prof. Yinsheng Wang has been awarded the 2018 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry, for his distinguished scientific contributions, particularly in the development and applications of mass spectrometric methods for studying the occurrence, repair and biological consequences of DNA damage. The award will be presented during the annual EAS Symposium and...

Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics 2017

Professor Yadong Yin is among 3,300 individuals being recognized as the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters. This list includes the most frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences based on "the extent to which their papers have supported, influenced, inspired and...

UCR Provost to Receive Distinguished Service Award in Analytical Chemistry

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry has announced Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive is the recipient of the 2018 Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry. The Distinguished Service award is presented each year to “an individual who through professional service…has substantially and uniquely enhanced the...

2018 Robert C. Haddon Memorial Endowed Graduate Award

In memory of Professor Haddon, the Haddon family has established the Robert C. Haddon Memorial Endowed Graduate Award, with the generous donations from the Haddon family and friends. This award will recognize a Chemistry graduate student annually for research excellence and comes with a ~$1000 financial award. The deadline for the 2018 applications is March...

Wenjing Xu and Cheng Zhan - 2017 Chinese Govnt Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad

Wenjing Xu and Cheng Zhan receive the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. Wenjing is a fifth-year graduate student in Yadong Yin's group; her research focuses on functionalization of nanostructures by surface engineering. Cheng Zhan is a fourth-year graduate student in De-en Jiang's group; his research focuses on understanding capacitive energy storage...

Greg Beran - 2016-17 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Greg Beran receives the 2016-17 Distinguished Teaching award from the UCR Academic Senate for "exceptional effort and achievement in teaching by a professional faculty member." Prof. Beran's nominations highlight his "outstanding ability to make rigorous material accessible to a broad audience without watering it down." They note his "commitment to creating a more engaging learning...

Ryan Julian - 2017 Biemann Medal recipient from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Ryan Julian is the 2017 Biemann Medal recipient from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. The Biemann Medal is one of two major awards given annually by ASMS. UCR has brought home the Biemann Medal twice in four years and is only the second school worldwide to boast two winners. Read More

Robert C. Haddon Memorial Symposium - April 7, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Robert C. Haddon Memorial Symposium will be held on April 7, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (reception to follow). RSVP by March 30 by email (carol.lerner@ucr.edu) or call (951) 827-5089. Location: UC Riverside - Winston Chung Hall 205/206 (Parking available in Lot 13).

Ming Lee Tang - Sloan Research Fellowship Award

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Ming Lee Tang , an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for her research with nanoparticles that could have a strong impact on the solar power industry and biomedical fields. Awarded annually since 1955, Sloan Research Fellowships honor early-career scientists...
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