Research Highlights

Nov. 14, 2018
As a graduate student at UC Merced, Jordan Galloway looks for ways to push himself forward and lead by example. The third-year Chemistry and Chemical Biology student forged a new path last summer through a fellowship in the nuclear science and technology division of Idaho National Laboratory. “It...
Nov. 13, 2018
Imagine exploring the cores of stars to understand — and ultimately control — the type of fusion that’s taking place. High-energy density (HED) science is the study of properties and behavior of matter and radiation in extreme temperatures and pressures common to the deep interiors of the largest...
Oct. 22, 2018
Chemistry Department graduate students Ali Abou-Taka, Sarah Baker, Samantha Bidwell, Hassan Harb, Brittany Harding, and Alyssa Hua joined Profs. Ryan Baxter and Hrant Hratchian sharing chemistry with students at Chenoweth Elementary School at a recent assembly. See some cool experiments here!
Oct. 16, 2018
Chemistry and chemical biology Professor Ryan Baxter recently became the campus’s 22nd recipient of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious early CAREER awards for untenured faculty. The $647,000 he received from NSF will mostly go toward paying student research assistants and...
Sep. 4, 2018
CCB Professor Tao Ye, with collaborator Professor Ashlie Martini in the School of Engineering, received a $485,000 grant from National Science Foundation for developing super-resolution atomic force microscopy that can characterize DNA biosensor surfaces at the nanometer to subnanometer scale.
Sep. 1, 2018
It’s a startling statistic: Nearly 30 percent of UC Merced students who start their college careers in the School of Natural Sciences (SNS) switch to majors outside the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by their second year. But a new five-year, $1.5 million grant...
Aug. 29, 2018
Jordan Galloway, a second year CCB students, spent his summer working at Idaho National Lab working in the nuclear science and technology division as part of his recently awarded GEM fellowship! Congratulations, Jordan, on a summer well spent.
Jul. 1, 2018
Two new faculty are joining Chemistry and Chemical Biology: welcome to Professors Aurora Pribram-Jones and Shahar Sukenik!  The Pribram-Jones group uses paper-and-pencil work, exactly solvable model systems, and computational studies to investigate the limits and breaking points of modern...
May. 4, 2018
Professor Ryan Baxter has been funded by the NSF with a 5-year CAREER award. Professor Baxter is developing new strategies for initiating radical reactions through single-electron transfers. Because one electron reactions (radical reactions) are traditionally viewed as highly reactive and difficult...
May. 1, 2018
Professor Ben Stokes received a grant from the Hellman Fellows Fund to develop new catalytic alkene functionalization reactions for the synthesis of quaternary carbon-containing compounds of pharmaceutical relevance.


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