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 as women, men, and people of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We benefit from our common humanity, as well as our differences in race, ethnicity, age, national origins, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, religions, and points of view.



James Nowick
Professor and Chair
UCI Department of Chemistry