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Organic chemistry faculty and students
Examining Synthetic Reactions
Organic chemistry faculty members Baxter and Stokes develop and study synthetic reactions with a variety of physical chemistry techniques. 
Professors Christine Isborn, Mike Colvin and Hrant Hratchian
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Theory faculty Isborn, Colvin, Pribram-Jones and Shi model atoms, moles, proteins and materials using quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics and statistical mechanics. 
Professor Anne Kelley
Anne Kelley's Group
uses raman scattering to study the energetics and properties of molecules, materials and nanocrystals. 
Professor Ryan Baxter
Advancing Organic Chemistry Education
Chemistry Professor Ryan Baxter received a CAREER award from NSF to help advance his lab’s work developing new strategies for initiating radical chemical reactions to engineer mild...
Chemistry Professor Patti LiWang
Innovative Delivery System
Patti LiWang's research group had figured out how to make some of the most potent HIV inhibitors even more powerful.

Welcome

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 committed to excellence in research and instruction, and have won a variety of awards at regional, national and international levels. 

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Featured News

Graduate student Warren Nanney was awarded a three-year NASA fellowship to continue his research engineering portable biosensors for health monitoring in space.
January 23, 2019

Warren Nanney, who’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, received a three-year NASA fellowship that’s creating a unique opportunity for him to develop biosensors that could detect...

Six graduate students landed spots at Idaho National Laboratory through the National GEM Consortium (From left: Jordan Galloway, Denise Owusu, Stephanie Jones, Diana Perales, Terrence Buck (program manager), Malik Hayes, Jorge Ramirez.) Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.
November 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...

November 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...

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Seminars

Chemistry seminars are held on Fridays, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., in COB 267. See the seminar page for a list of past and upcoming seminars.