Seeing molecular bonds
Structures of single molecules absorbed on a solid surface and imaged by a scanning tunneling microscope in the Ho lab.  These experiments visualize chemistry atom-by-atom.
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Igniting passion about chemistry
The colorful flames displayed during a school outreach event in the Yang lab are a big hit!  The Yang lab develops inexpensive catalysts for many chemical processes, including renewable fuels.
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Creating a buzz
UC Irvine researchers have developed the first "plastic antibodies" successfully employed in live organisms - stopping the spread of bee venom through the bloodstream of mice.
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Around the world with a gas can
The Blake lab uses chromatography to simultaneously quantify more than a hundred volatile compounds in air samples collected from all over the world. Many of these samples are collected in airplane flights over specific areas, such as Beijing or the Arctic. UCI is a world-leader in atmospheric chemistry.
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Message from Chair James Nowick

Welcome to the UCI Department of Chemistry! My colleagues and I are committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with world-class education and training while pushing the frontiers of knowledge through cutting-edge research. Our department comprises more than sixty active research groups, with expertise in Analytical, Atmospheric, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, as well as Chemical Biology, Materials and Nanochemistry, and Chemical Education.

Please join us! Explore our website. Partake of classes. Apply to our graduate program. Pursue employment opportunities. Contact our faculty. 

We are delighted to be joined by our newest colleagues, Dr. Manabu Shiraiwa, Dr. Annmarie Carlton, and Dr. Steve Mang, and we are very impressed with the quality of this year's applicants to our graduate program. 2017 promises to be a superb year for the UCI Department of Chemistry.