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Zuyang Ye wins the 2024 Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award!

Congratulations to the outstanding winners of the 2024 Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award, recognizing the best papers presented at the “Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XIX” conference at SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics , Photonics West.
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Dr. Timothy Su Welcomed as the 2024 Cottrell Scholar Awards!

Research Corporation for Science Advancement, America's first foundation dedicated wholly to science, has named 19 early career scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy as recipients of its 2024 Cottrell Scholar Awards. Each awardee receives $120,000.

Eight UCR professors receive NSF CAREER Awards

Bahamonde’s research involves asymmetric catalysis and developing processes based on ligand-metal cooperativity to facilitate the controlled formation of highly reactive species. Her project focuses on nickel/photoredox catalysis and creating new chemical bonds, solving challenging problems in organic synthesis. The project will include high school student summer research internships and outreach programs aimed at narrowing the...

Ray of hope for mitochondrial diseases: protein’s surprising second role

“Mitochondrial DNA is less studied, even though it has been linked to cancer, aging, and these mitochondrial diseases which can affect every aspect of the body,” said Linlin Zhao, an assistant professor of chemistry at UC Riverside.

Addressing the nation’s need for strong domestic semiconductor industry and infrastructure

Last year, UC Riverside scientists Shane Cybart and Ludwig Bartels and colleagues at UC Irvine received $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy , or DOE, to team up with Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in building a diverse educational pipeline in the field of microelectronics. Developing expertise and infrastructure in this...

Dr. Jingsong Zhang gains national recognition for outstanding mentorship!

In recognition of his long-term commitment to and tremendous impact on students, the American Chemical Society, or ACS, selected UCR Chemistry Professor Jingsong Zhang for their Outstanding Project SEED Mentor Award.

Alexie Raz Wins the 2023 ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry!

Undergraduate Student Alexie Raz wins this years 2023 American Chemistry Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry!

Miku Shimono Wins the 2023 ACS Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry!

Undergraduate Student Miku Shimono wins this years 2023 American Chemistry Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry!

Nicholas Raheja Wins 2023 ACS Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry!

Undergraduate Student Nicholas Raheja wins this years 2023 American Chemistry Society Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry!

Creating a diverse educational pipeline in microelectronics

Scientists at UC Riverside and UC Irvine have received funding of $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, to team up with Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in building a diverse educational pipeline in the field of microelectronics — a priority for industry and government. Of this amount, nearly $4...

MacREU Student Meagan Hill receives Second Place for the 2022 Research Posters Competition & won the 2022 Elmer Carvey Scholarship!

MacREU Student Meagan Hill, who works under Dr. Ludwig Bartles, placed Second Place at the 2022 Great Minds in STEM Luminaries! Not only that, she also won the 2022 Elmer Carvey Scholarship 2022 Elmer Carvey Scholorship of the SoCal AVS.

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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