Chemistry and Chemical Biology at UC Merced
Located in California's San Joaquin Valley, UC Merced is the newest campus of the University of California system. With easy access to an array of California's well-known treasures such as Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park and Half Moon Bay, and renowned cities like San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, we are in an ideal location for both work and fun.
Our faculty members are committed to excellence in research and instruction, and have won a variety of awards at regional, national and international levels.
Our research programs are highly interdisciplinary, and range from studying how HIV targets cells and the chemical origins of life to visualizing chemical reactions and improving solar cell efficiencies.
Our faculty members are young, friendly and dedicated to fostering a climate of excellence and intellectual curiosity in which students can pursue their studies.
Whether you are a student, parent, faculty member or curious visitor, we hope you find what you are looking for. If you can't, or you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact us.
September 2013 - Cancer researcher Fabian Filipp joins the Chemistry and Chemical Biology graduate group.
August 2013 - UC Merced's 10th birthday is discussed in C&EN.
July 2013 - Computational chemist Hrant Hratchian joins Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
June 2013 - Jason Hein's lab is the focus of an article in Merced's Downtown Life magazine.
Erin Johnson's Journal of Chemical Physics paper discussing a new density functional theory model for dispersion interactions is named an Editor's choice article.
Eric Josephs and Tao Ye recently published a paper in Nano Letters probing the nature of DNA molecules on surfaces, and how the conformation of the strands depends on the applied electric field.
Chemistry seminars are held on Fridays, from 3 to 4 pm, in COB 267. Our speaker on Friday November 22 is Prof. Greg Beran, who will be visiting from the University of California at Riverside to tell us about "Modeling Molecular Crystals with Predictive Accuracy”