Research Highlights

Dec. 5, 2017
Xi Chen, a graduate student working with Aleksandr Noy, recently received a graduate fellowship for his work on carbon nanotube-based devices for biosensing. More details on the fellowship can be found on the UCOP website.
Nov. 29, 2017
Five UC Merced students brought home awards for their research at this year’s Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Diversity in STEM conference. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) at UC Merced sent 26 scholars to present their...
Nov. 6, 2017
The Journal of Physical Chemistry highlights the research of 66 distinguished women scientists in their Marie Curie Virtual Issue. Professor Anne Myers Kelley's work on Raman spectroscopy is included as one of the highlights: Anne B. Myers: Absorption, fluorescence and resonance Raman...
Oct. 1, 2017
Zach Petrek, a graduate student in Tao Ye's group, interned at NASA over the summer. Read more about it here.    
Sep. 20, 2017
On Sept. 22, MacArthur "Genius" Award winner and Stanford University bioengineering Professor Manu Prakash will deliver the keynote lecture at the first annual open house for UC Merced’s Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM), a National Science Foundation Center of Research...
Jun. 19, 2017
Patricia LiWang was at an impasse. It was 2011 and the UC Merced professor’s research group had figured out how to make some of the most potent HIV inhibitors even more powerful. LiWang was thrilled by these findings; funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) weren’t. “Our...
Jun. 16, 2017
Anne Kelley is currently serving as Chair-Elect of the American Physical Society’s Division of Laser Science.  She will move up to Chair for a one-year term starting in October, 2017.
Jun. 1, 2017
Chemistry professors Erik Menke and Hrant Hratchian have been awarded a Faculty Fellowship by the UC Merced Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning. This CETL award supports work by Profs. Menke and Hratchian developing, implementing, and assessing new computational chemistry based learning...
May. 5, 2017
The Stokes group publishes their work on new catalytic intramolecular hydroarylations of β-(α,α-dimethylbenzyl)styrenes in Organic Letters.
Apr. 30, 2017
Professor Hratchian is awarded a Hellman Family Fellowship Professor Hrant Hratchian has been named a Hellman Family Faculty Fellow. During the fellowship period (2017-2018 Academic Year), the Hratchian Group will pursue the development of efficient electronic structure theory models and will...


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