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Chemistry Professors Christine Isborn, Liang Shi, Mike Colvin and Hrant Hratchian
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Christine Isborn, Liang Shi, Mike Colvin and Hrant Hratchian model structure, properties, reactivity, and spectroscopy of molecules and complex systems using...
Professor Anne Kelley
Anne Kelley's Group
uses raman scattering to study the energetics and properties of molecules, materials and nanocrystals. 
Findlater lab
Organometallic chemistry empowers the understanding of chemical reactions and the synthesis of new functional molecules
The Organic and Organometallic division at UC Merced has a strong background in physical organic chemistry, materials chemistry, and synthetic organometallic chemistry and catalysis that empowers the...
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...
Sukenik Lab
How Does the Cellular Environment Affect Biomolecular Function?
Professor Shahar Sukenik, center, with graduate students Eduardo Flores and Karina Guadalupe, investigate intrinsically disordered proteins, part of the biochemistry and molecular biophysics research...

Welcome

Our research programs 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. 

 

Featured News

Estefania Cuevas-Zepeda and Zachary Mauri
May 9, 2022

Two undergraduate students who will receive their bachelor’s degrees later this month have been selected for a unique opportunity to attend a meeting of some of the greatest minds in the world....

Professor Christine Isborn
April 18, 2022

A new five-year collaboration has presented Professor Christine Isborn the opportunity to be part of the emerging field of polariton chemistry, the results of which could change the face of...

Most ranked graduate programs see progress in the 2023 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings.
March 29, 2022

Twelve of UC Merced’s graduate programs and one of its schools are among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, according to results released...

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Seminars

Chemistry seminars are held on Fridays. See the seminar page for a list of past and upcoming seminars.