California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?
"Right NOW the state has only about ONE YEAR OF WATER supply LEFT in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing. California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought like this one (let alone a 20-plus-year mega-drought), except, apparently, staying in emergency mode and praying for rain." - ESS Prof Jay Famiglietti in LA Times op-ed
We un-boiled an egg!
UC Irvine chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.
Read the School's eNewsletter: Physical Matters
"Among other exciting faculty accomplishments, Professor Jonathan Feng was honored with a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and Professor Phil Collins was named AAAS Fellow. In Chemistry, Professors Bill Evans, Shaul Mukamel and Larry Overman won American Chemical Society (ACS) National Awards. Most recently, with support from the Beall Family Foundation, our School awarded the 2014 Beall Innovation Awards..." Read more.
Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice
Melting Antarctic glaciers that are large enough to raise worldwide sea level by more than a meter are dropping a Mount Everest's worth of ice into the sea every two years.

In the News

Check out the UCI Physical Sciences Founders Day video!
Professor Greg Weiss and his team received the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry last night during the 25th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard...

Loh Down on Science

Sandra Tsing Loh shares The Loh Down on the Chemiscope, the cutting edge tool to observe molecules in action. UCI researchers from the Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL) are at the forefront of revolutionizing chemistry.  Check out the 90 second, witty, radio segment below! 


Upcoming Events

Robert Corn
Designing Nanotextured Surfaces: Smart Materials With Unique Properties Robert Corn UCI Department of Chemistry October 6, 2015 | UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom | 7:30 - 9:00am...
Dinner and awards ceremony that recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to UCI’s mission, spirit and vision.