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, follow us in social media, and join us at our signature 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 lab tours, select lecture offerings, networking, culminates with our Physical Sciences' Alumni Hall of Fame event.

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

Tri-School Alumni Events

In partnership with the Samueli School of Engineering and the Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, we offer tri-school alumni engagement opportunities on an annual basis at premier venues. Previous events include LA Sky Space, The Griffith Observatory, Peterson Automotive Museum, and Electronic Arts (EA) Headquarters.

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.

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