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UCR Chemistry Alumnus Richard R. Schrock wins the 2005 Chemistry Nobel Prize !

RIVERSIDE, Calif — UC Riverside alumnus Richard R. Schrock has won the 2005 Nobel Prize in chemistry . Schrock graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from UCR in 1967. Schrock won the Nobel Prize for the development of a chemical reaction now used daily in the chemical industry for the efficient and...

Dr. Ricardo Morales (Ph. D. UCR 07) appointed Assistant Professor at the University of La Verne

In the fall of 2007, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of La Verne as Assistant Professor. At this position, he has taught a large number of courses, including: General Chemistry I & II, Analytical Chemistry (Theory & Lab), Inorganic Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis (Theory & Lab), Physical Chemistry I & II (Theory...

UCI Prof. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts (UCR Ph.D. 1975) has been awarded the Tolman Medal

Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts was awarded Tolman Medal on 2007. The Tolman Medal is awarded each year by the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to chemistry. These contributions may include achievements in fundamental studies; achievements in chemical technology; significant contributions to chemical education; or outstanding leadership in science...

Zhen Ma (UCR PhD 2008) Associate Professor at Fudan University

Zhen Ma (UCR PhD with Zaera in 2008) has been appointed Associate Professor at Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Fudan University in Shanghai, one of the top five Chinese Universities.

Charles Thompson - 2012 AAAS Fellow

In October 2012, the AAAS Council elected 701 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on 16 February 2013 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Among the recipients is Dr. Charles Thompson, a Ph.D. UCR Alumni...

Dr. Tas Dienes

Dr. Tas Dienes is currently Chief Technology Officer at SmartAction, a software company providing intelligent call automation systems via a software-as-a-service (SAAS) model. SmartAction provides an automated system that answers phone calls for other companies, and it uses artificial intelligence to do so in a much smarter, friendlier, and more helpful way than the common...

Dr. Ryan Pedigo

Dr. Ryan Pedigo graduated from UC Riverside in 2008, receiving his B.A. in Chemistry. During his time at UC Riverside, he taught chemistry through the Learning Center and also participated in research in Dr. Francisco Zaera's lab. Upon graduating, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the Rosemary S.J. Schraer Award for his...

Sarah Totten

I attended UCR from 2004 to 2009 and majored in chemistry. Studying chemistry at UCR was stimulating and presented a lot of opportunities to participate in undergraduate research. It was here I discovered I had a knack for analytical chemistry and began doing research in Professor Larive’s bioanalytical lab where I learned a variety of...

Dr. Dennis Owsley

UCR Alumni Dr. Dennis Owsley received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry under the direction of Prof. George Helmkamp. After his graduation he started work at Monsanto in St. Louis where over the next 27 years he participated in successful projects in photochemistry, gas phase/solid state chemistry, process chemistry and discovery, enzyme inhibitors, microbiology, and protein...
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