Message from Chair Reginald Penner
Welcome to the UCI Department of Chemistry! We will celebrate our fiftieth anniversary in 2014, together with the UCI campus. It’s a great opportunity for reflection: Our first chairman was Sherry Rowland who recruited a small founding group of six faculty in 1964: Dave Brant, Don Bunker, Marjorie Caserio, Edward K.C. Lee, Hal Moore, and Robert Taft. Today, our faculty has expanded to 45 and we have become one of the nation's largest producers of graduates with B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry. In our 49th summer, we’re excited to announce the hire of two new faculty members, Jenny Yang and Shane Ardo. Jenny is most recently from the Joint Center for Artificial photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech and Shane held a postdoctoral position with Nate Lewis also at Caltech.