Congratulations to Chemistry 2023 Academic Senate award recipients!

Congratulations to Chemistry faculty and joint appointees on Academic Senate Awards! 

  • Professor of Teaching Renée Link is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentorship.
  • Professor Celia Faiola is the recipient of the Distinguished Early-Career Faculty Award for Teaching.
  • Professor John Chaput is the recipient of the Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research.

These awards are the highest honors conferred to faculty at UCI. Congratulations to Renée, Celia, and John on their well-deserved awards!

Jenny Yang named JACS Senior Editor

Professor Jenny Yang has been named a senior editor at the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the flagship journal of the ACS. With an impact factor of 15.4, JACS reports much of the most impactful and highly cited research in the chemical sciences.

Jenny’s addition to the editorial team at JACS is a great honor for her and the Department of Chemistry at UCI, and is a testimonial to Jenny's high standing in the field. Congratulations to Jenny on this amazing assignment!

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Professor Donald R. Blake ranked as 20th Top Ranked Scientist in Environmental Science by

Professor Blake and his lab have made defining discoveries in the field of atmospheric chemistry.

The prominent academic platform just released its 2022 edition of the Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in the area of Environmental Sciences. Among the chosen scientists is UCI Department of Chemistry’s Professor Donald R. Blake, who ranked 20thin the world and 11th in the United States.

Professor Don Blake to receive the Tolman Medal

Professor Don Blake will be this year’s recipient of the Tolman Medal. “The Tolman Medal is awarded each year by the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to chemistry. These contributions may include achievements in fundamental studies; achievements in chemical technology; significant contributions to chemical education; or outstanding leadership in science on a national level. The nominee need not be a Southern California resident; however, most of the award-related accomplishments must have been made in this area.”