Vortex protein purifier
The Weiss lab attracts researchers from around the world with a passion for understanding biomolecules. Here, they are working with a vortex fluid device. They purify and refold proteins using only mechanical energy.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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We welcome our incoming class of 50 graduate students and warmly wish them success in their first steps toward their doctoral degrees.
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