Professor Prescher named Scialog Fellow by Research Corporation (RCSA)

Congratulations to Professor Prescher for being named a Scialog Fellow by Research Corporation (RCSA). Scialog supports early to mid-career scientists working on multidisciplinary projects.  The program is supported by the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. More details about the program can be found at:


Ardo wins DOE Early Career Award

Shane Ardo receives the 2018 DOE Early Career Award.

The program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. Under the program, university-based researchers receive at least $150,000 per year to cover summer salary and research expenses:

For more information visit here.

Manabu makes planet great again

Prof Manabu Shiraiwa has been selected as one of the laureates for the “Make Our Planet Great Again” Short-Stay Program in France.

You might have heard about this initiative by the French President Macron.

He will stay at the University of Paris - Est for one month in this summer to collaborate with French scientists to work on aerosol effects on air quality and climate.

To learn more about the program click here.

Growing graduates

Grad Bianca Ceballos (Yang lab) awarded an NSF GROW fellowship award.

Bianca Ceballos received an NSF GROW fellowship award to perform collaborative research at the University of Paris Diderot in the Fall.

You can read more about the award here.

Grand opening of IMRI

International Symposium on Microscopy and Spectroscopy, June 6-8

Grand Opening of the UC Irvine Materials Research Institute & The First International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy will take place June 6-8, 2018.

Senate recognizes faculty

Amanda Holton and Dick Chamberlin receive Academic Senate awards.

Amanda Holton has been named the 2018-2019 recipient of the Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching. The award is conferred by the Senate on a faculty member who has made significant contributions to the university through sustained, distinguished teaching.