Ready to make new molecules
The Rychnovsky lab members are preparing for a new day in the lab. This natural products synthesis lab combines organic methods with chemical biology to turn all protective gear yellow.
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Creating new nanomaterials
The Hochbaum group has created a variety of nanocrystal shapes from Ge, such as triangular platelets, rods, and twinned decahedral particles typically seen only in noble metal nanocrystal syntheses.
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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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Unboiling an egg
Greg Weiss and his lab members, in collaboration with their Australian collaborators, figured out a way to refold proteins after they unfold in heat treatment and were awarded the 2015 Chemistry Ig Nobel Prize for "un-boling an egg."
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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.
 
Please join us! Explore our website. Partake of classes. Apply to our graduate program. Pursue employment opportunities. Contact our faculty.
 
The Department welcomes our newest faculty member, Dr. Elizabeth Bess, who begins July 1 as an Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology.
 
The Department of Chemistry is committed to excellence through inclusion and diversity. We welcome, respect, and are strengthened by our diversity (more)