Research Highlights

Jun. 16, 2015
An interdisciplinary group of UC Merced faculty, including CCB's Tao Ye, plan to create new materials solutions enabling high-performance, reliable, compact and lightweight energy conversion, storage and sensing devices for NASA missions. This $5 million grant will lead to innovative...
May. 20, 2015
Makenzie Provorse wins the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship!
May. 16, 2015
Oct. 19, 2014
Both Patti LiWang and Andy LiWang's research groups have recently received R01 grants from the NIH! The grant in Patti's group will be used to study the stability of proteins for preventing HIV in developing countries, where HIV inhibitors must be stored without refrigeration. The grant in...
Sep. 19, 2014
Hrant Hratchian and a team of UC Merced computational faculty received a Major Research Infrastructure grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a new campus high-performance computing system.
Aug. 19, 2014
Chemistry research groups and a brand-new NMR are starting to move into the lab space in the new Science and Engineering 2 building.
Aug. 1, 2014
Tao Ye's group received a $510,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the self-assembly of DNA nanostructures using new single-molecule techniques.
Jul. 1, 2014
Welcome two new faculty specializing in organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry: Ryan Baxter and Ben Stokes. Ryan is setting up his lab now and Ben will be starting in January.
Jun. 19, 2014
Jason Hein and Tao Ye recently published a paper on trouble-shooting organic reactions and studying the surface chemistry by AFM.
Dec. 1, 2013
NSF research experience for undergraduates for "Applications in Modern Materials" is approved and will be starting this summer. Interested students should email Carrie Menke ( or Jess Vickery ( for more info.


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