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September 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.
September 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...
August 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.
July 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.
March 20, 2018
For the first time, UC Merced’s doctoral programs in the sciences have been ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The School of Engineering celebrated its third appearance in the rankings, and this year marks UC...
March 1, 2018
Professor Hrant Hratchian's work published in JCP is chosen as an Editor's Pick! In this collaborative work with Dan Neumark's spectroscopy group at UC Berkeley, electron velocity-map imaging spectroscopy of cryogenically cooled TiO3H2− anions is used to reveal Herzberg-Teller...
February 26, 2018
Professor Anne Kelley has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Optical Society of America. Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate...
January 24, 2018
Professor Christine Isborn's recently published paper in the Journal of Chemical Physics describing a new method for modeling absorption spectra for molecules in solution has been chosen as an Editor's Pick.