Chemistry & 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. The faculty at UC Merced 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.

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Chemistry Undergraduate and Graduate Group Chair

Erik Menke,

Chemistry Department Chair

Anne Kelley,

Mailing Address
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343


University of California, Merced
The first new American research
university in the 21st century, with a
mission of research, teaching and service.
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
T: (209) 228-4400
University of California


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