Ryan Baxter

Design and synthesis of redox-active ligands; new strategies for organometallic catalysis from inexpensive materials; development of new synthetic methods guided by kinetic analysis.

Mike Colvin

Molecular simulations of semi-structured biomolecular systems, including intrinsically disordered proteins and chemically modified DNA.

Fabian Filipp

Quantifying rewiring of systems biology networks using chemical biology; NMR spectroscopy, GCMS, functional genomics, structural and computational biology.

Hrant Hratchian

Developments in quantum chemistry and potential energy surface exploration; computational inorganic chemistry; mechanistic study and rational design of transition metal catalysts.

Christine Isborn

Developing and applying electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics and QM/MM methods to the modeling of photochemistry and solvation.

Anne Myers Kelley

Linear and nonlinear Raman spectroscopies, experiment and theory; surface enhanced spectroscopies.

David Kelley

Ultrafast dynamics and spectroscopy of semiconductor nanoparticles for solar energy conversion.

Michelle Leslie

Chemical education, guided inquiry in organic chemistry.

Andy LiWang

Determining the oscillating mechanism of a biological clock at the protein-structural and dynamics level using biochemistry and NMR spectroscopy.

Patricia LiWang

Protein biochemistry and structural biology; NMR; structure and function of anti-HIV proteins and anti-inflammatory proteins.

Erik Menke

New materials and nanoarchitectures for solar cells and batteries.

Matthew Meyer

Mechanisms of organic and biochemical asymmetric reactions; spontaneous symmetry breaking; new methods for asymmetric synthesis and mechanism.

Victor Muñoz

Conformational–functional behavior of proteins; kinetic techniques, steady state spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, single molecule studies, and high performance computing.

Son Nguyen

Nanomaterials for photocatalysis; spectroscopic and mechanistic studies

Aleksandr Noy

Bionanoelectronics, biophysics, and nanofluidics; combining nanowires with membrane proteins to create electronic devices that mimic cellular transport.

Liang Shi

Developing and applying multi-scale modeling methods to understand the structure, dynamics and spectroscopy of complex condensed-phase molecular systems.

Ben Stokes

Developing new reactions for organic synthesis; exploring organic reaction mechanisms using principals of physical organic chemistry; asymmetric metal catalysis and ligand design; drug candidate identification.

David Strubbe

Computational and theoretical chemistry; excited-state electronic-structure methods, amorphous materials, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, scientific code development for high-performance computing.

Anand Bala Subramaniam

Colloid and interface science, synthetic biology; Understanding biophysical processes through in vitro reconstitution, active biomimetic materials design, colloidal, polymeric, and biologically active interfaces.

Yue (Jessica) Wang

Polymer chemistry and biomimetic electronics.

Tao Ye

Scanning probe microscopy study of interfaces; nanoscale machines on surfaces; single molecule analysis of biopolymers.



Petia Gueorguieva
Chemistry and NSED lecturer
AOA 181

Mark Vidensek
Chemistry lecturer
AOA 174


Contact Us

Chemistry Undergraduate and Graduate Group Chair

Erik Menke, emenke@ucmerced.edu

Chemistry Bylaw Unit Chair

Anne Kelley, amkelley@ucmerced.edu

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Merced, CA 95343


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