Photograph of unique particle flow tube in Finlayson-Pitts laboratory
This custom-designed and built apparatus allows the study of the formation and growth of particles from the reactions of precursor gases under controlled conditions relevant to the atmosphere.  This flow tube has been highlighted on the Scientific American website as one of ten important atmospheric science experiments.  It requires a group effort to clean.
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Looking for a molecular Waldo?
Finding one molecule among billions is tough, but graduate student Adam Bateman manages using a sensitive cavity ring-down spectrometer.
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Visualizing breaking bonds
The Craig Murray group is exploring unconventional mechanisms in the photochemistry of small molecules using state-of-the-art velocity-map-imaging methods.
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In Memoriam: Jim Pitts Jr.
"The School will miss his big smile, humorous stories, and most of all, his friendship." To learn more about Jim Pitts' fascinating life, post a remembrance or contribute to the Jim Pitts Undergraduate Scholarship Fund, go to http://ps.uci.edu/memorial/jnpitts.
http://ps.uci.edu/memorial/jnpitts
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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 incoming graduate class of more than fifty students and our newest colleagues, Dr. Manabu Shiraiwa and Dr. Annmarie Carlton.

Seminars and Events

Thu, Jul 28

PhD defense, 10:00am, NS1 1114
Justin Crumrine, Guan Group
TBA

Thu, Aug 4

PhD defense, 2:30pm, NS2 1201
Jordan Vincent, Furche Group
TBA