Michael Prather wins Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award

Michael Prather, professor of Earth system science at UCI, has won the California Air Resources Board’s elite Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for fundamental contributions to the scientific understanding of the role and impacts of various air pollutants and greenhouse gases. His research group integrates global modeling with satellite measurements of the composition and chemistry of […]

Chemists find new way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

Approach tackles most commonly used synthetic plastic

Better batteries through chemistry

UCI breakthrough may extend the life of computers, smartphones and appliances

All powered up

UCI chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

UCI professors Robert Moyzis and Sergey Nizkorodov named AAAS fellows

Honor is conferred for distinguished contributions to their fields

UCI team that discovered how to unboil eggs awarded 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry

UCI chemist Greg Weiss and his team received the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry Sept. 17 at the 25th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University. A parody of the Nobel Prizes, these humorous awards honor scientific research that “makes you laugh, then think.” Weiss’ Ig Nobel is in recognition of his group’s breakthrough […]

Richard Chamberlin holding a water sample

Testing for toxins

Novel detection method co-developed at UCI ensures that drinking water sources are not compromised by algae blooms

UCI’s Donald Blake wins state’s top air quality award

UCI atmospheric chemist Donald Blake has won California’s elite Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for his seminal pollution research.

11 physical sciences students earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Nine students from the Department of Chemistry and two from the Department of Earth System Science have earned graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. An equal number received honorable mentions.

Chemist Jennifer Prescher receives prestigious $75,000 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Jennifer Prescher, assistant professor of chemistry at UCI, is one of 13 researchers to win a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which supports young faculty who’ve demonstrated outstanding commitment to research and education in the chemical sciences.