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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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.
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Designing novel catalytic reactions for renewable fuels
The research in Prof. Jenny Yang's laboratory is centered on developing efficient and abundant metal catalysts for the production of fuels or feedstock chemicals using renewable energy. The team combines synthesis with advanced instrumental methods to decipher the mechanisms and optimize the catalysts.
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Raman microscopy
Potma group members align a sophisticated Raman microscopy capable of chemically-selective imaging of biological tissues and whole organisms. The Potma lab uses non-linear optical spectroscopy and microscopy to image lipids and cholesterol in tissues and cells.
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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.
 
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)