Faculty AAAS Fellows
Suzanne Blum, Kieron Burke, and Kenneth Janda named AAAS fellows. 
Honor for Rob Corn
Rob Corn wins materials award from Society of Materials Engineering for Resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ (frequently asked questions) about UCI's chemistry program

  • How large is the program?
  • We have about 40 faculty members, 240 graduate students, 50 postdoctoral fellows, and provide internationally-recognized programs in a friendly, informal setting; our annual research funding exceeds $10 million dollars.
  • Must I pay to play?
  • All UCI students in good standing are fully supported throughout their Ph. D. studies. Think of it this way: a graduate degree in chemistry is one of the few times in life that you'll be paid to improve yourself!
  • What must I do to earn support?
  • For the first 4 quarters, graduate students are typically supported as teaching assistants in labs and lectures. During that time, they join research groups and are usually supported as research assistants thereafter until graduation.
  • How long will I be in grad school?
  • The usual time to get a degree is five years.
  • Where will I live?
  • Graduate students who sign up by the deadline are guaranteed housing for a minimum of three years, with the possibility of lease renewal thereafter. Graduate student housing is a short walk to campus and shops and restaurants, so a car is not needed to survive. Many students get around on bicycles
  • When will it rain?
  • Almost never, but we can get some in January and February, which is always enjoyable.