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chemistry

Larry Overman

Molecular mix master

Chemist Larry Overman, who helped develop the acclaimed department, loves teaching as much as reassembling molecules.

Mikael Nilsson

Taking the ‘waste’ out of nuclear waste

While spent nuclear fuel continues to pile up by the ton across the United States, engineering professor Mikael Nilsson says the solution is clear: recycle it at the commercial nuclear power plants that create it.

Program fosters future science, math teachers

UCI program helps meet nation’s critical need for more – and better – math and science teachers.

John C. Hemminger new vice chancellor for research

Physical sciences dean since 2006, the renowned chemist is a ‘committed campus collaborator.’

Ervin Meneses, a summer intern in Reginald Penner's chemistry lab at UCI

Teen goes for gold in UCI chemistry lab

Santa Ana teen excels at UCI Physics lab summer program.

Richard Barrington

AirUCI gets teachers pumped up about chemistry

AirUCI summer workshop aims to inspire seventh- to 12th-grade science teachers so they can inspire their own students.

Needle and a bee

Synthetic antibodies create buzz

In breakthrough, UCI chemists create synthetic antibodies that block dispersion of bee venom in bloodstream.

Gregory Weiss

Young scientists of the world unite

Global Young Academy, co-chaired by UCI chemist Gregory Weiss, supports, gives voice to world’s junior researchers.

Rafe Day

‘Parts Dude’ creates chemistry

Rafe Day, a technician with Down syndrome, is important to the mix in physical sciences lab

Nobelist F. Sherwood Rowland (right) and chemistry chair Donald Blake

Perfect chemistry

The first person Donald Blake met when he walked into UC Irvine’s chemistry department in 1978 was F. Sherwood Rowland, clad in shorts and sandals, a towering 6 feet 5 inches tall. Rowland, department chair, was considering the UCLA senior for a graduate position. “We talked about lots of things, and in the end he […]