Physical Sciences alumni trailblaze in endless fields, from rising through the academic ranks to discovering cutting-edge cancer treatments and everything in between. Our connections and ties to our alumni are vital to our school success. We invite you to stay in touch with Physical Sciences in a variety of different ways: complete Alumni Connecting Back form, join the Anteater Network, follow us on social media, and join us at our signature Celebrate Physical Sciences alumni event.

For any questions related to alumni relations and events, please contact Sonia Batra, Director of Development, at

Celebrate Physical Sciences

Previously known as Physical Sciences Alumni Day, Celebrate Physical Sciences event is our main alumni event of the year. A robust schedule filled with select lecture offerings and networking, culminating with our Physical Sciences' Alumni Hall of Fame event.

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Jason Low, '01 Ph.D. Chemistry
Carrie Masiello, '99 Ph.D. Earth System Science
Wen Masters, '89 Ph.D. Math
Michael Fero, '88 Ph.D. Physics

2021 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Marie Christ, '94 Ph.D. Chemistry
David Valentine, '00 Ph.D. Earth System Science
Nader Nassif, '02 B.S. Physics & Astronomy

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Jonathan Dorfan, ’76 Ph.D. Particle Physics
Steve K. Pollack, ’80 Ph.D. Chemistry
Maggie L. Walser, ’07 Ph.D. Chemistry with the Aerosol Photochemistry Group
Lihua Zhao, ‘06 Ph.D. Organic Chemistry & Materials Science

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Michl Binderbauer, ´93 M.S., ´96 Ph.D. Physics
John Gerace, ´87, B.S. Chemistry & Biological Sciences
David MacMillan, ´96, Ph.D. Chemistry
Vincent Steckler, ´80, B.S. Information & Computer Science; B.S. Math

Anteater Network

UCI's online mentorship that connects you to students, other alumni, faculty and staff. If you are interested in volunteer mentorship opportunities with the School of Physical Science, please visit the PSUM page.

Alumni Connecting Back Form

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