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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.
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.
Schrödinger cats and conical intersections
The Mukamel group can predict an outcome of an ultrafast ultraviolet excitation of complex molecules resulting in a passage through conical intersections.  They are world-leaders at non-linear spectroscopy.

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.
The Department of Chemistry is committed to excellence through inclusion and diversity. We welcome, respect, and are strengthened by our diversity (more)