Rowland Endowed Chair and Fellowship Fund
An endowed chair and fellowship fund will facilitate the opportunity to recruit and retain the world's premier chemists and students to build on UCI's tradition of world-changing research. Learn more about the campaign for an Endowed Chair & Fellowship Fund In Honor of Professor F. Sherwood Rowland at
Open Chemistry is UCI's chemistry curriculum offered free to the world!
Developed as part of UCI’s commitment to fostering learning globally through a collaborative effort of the UCI School of Physical Sciences and UCI OpenCourseWare, UCI OpenChem provides free and open access to chemistry video lectures.
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.
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.

Message from Chair Reginald Penner

April 1, 2015.

We received the exciting news yesterday that nine graduate students from UCI Chemistry received awards from the 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) Program. As the success rate for applications to this prestigious program is just 12% across all areas of science, we are very fortunate indeed. We beat last year's record year by two. Congratulations to our superb graduate students for this well-deserved recognition.

We also thank our dedicated faculty and staff, including Lori Green and Profs Liz Jarvo and Sergey Nizkorodov, and others, who invest tremendous effort in coordinating our applications to this program each year. Congratulations, and thanks, to you all!



In this month's Nature Communications, Prof Doug Tobias and others explain how water mobility helps to activate functional protein dynamics.
How can you write the density of a quantum system of many fermions without solving the Schroedinger equation?  Raphael Ribeiro's (Burke...