UCI engineering team creates biocatalyst for microbial production of useful commodities

Scientists have demonstrated that – in labs – microbes can be used as tiny biological factories to produce fuels, pharmaceutical drugs and other commodities from renewable resources. But achieving output on a commercially viable scale has proven elusive. A key barrier has been so-called cofactors – biocatalysts that spur enzymatic activity in cells – as […]

UCI scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules

Breakthrough has applications in data storage, energy conversion, quantum computing

UCI scientists are first to observe and image all-important molecular vibrations

Using light focused to size of an atom, they push microscopy resolution to new level

UCI scientists push microscopy to sub-molecular resolution

Carbon monoxide used to measure electric forces in single chemical compound

UCI scientists analyze first direct images of dissolved organic carbon from the ocean

Joint research project furthers understanding of important CO2 reservoir

UCI chemist helps create tool that anticipates molecular actions

An international team of scientists including Kieron Burke, UCI professor of chemistry, has created a machine-learning algorithm that predicts molecular behavior. The breakthrough may aid in the development of pharmaceuticals and materials to enhance the performance of batteries, solar cells and digital displays. In a study published in Nature Communications, the researchers describe how their […]