News Briefs

Nov 25, 2020
Distinction honors careers crackling with trailblazing research.
Nov 25, 2020
Velicogna, a glaciologist, has spent her career unraveling the dynamics of glaciers.
Nov 25, 2020
They research everything from the unknown corners of the universe to fungi, and what they’ve discovered is in the top one percent of the world’s cited research.
Nov 18, 2020
This month, you’ll be hearing about Native Americans at the School of Physical Sciences, and how they make the School what it is.
Sep 11, 2020
The widespread adoption of electrified transportation is seen as an important step in slowing climate change, but that depends on our ability to produce enough batteries for this and other…
Sep 16, 2020
Whether Earth-bound or star-bound, our Hispanic and Latinx scientists and staff make our School hum.
Sep 9, 2020
UCI Earth scientist tracks the growth of Amazon rainforest degradation — and gets a different kind of growth on his neck.
Aug 14, 2020
A team of UC Irvine chemists have created a molecule that acts as a false key to latch onto an enzyme needed by the coronavirus to reproduce. The recently announced discovery could be an important…
Aug 14, 2020
Chemical reactions are happening all the time, and, for the most part, they happen with or without our say-so. But in the industrial realm, there’s a swath of reactions that require a special kind of…
Aug 12, 2020
They’re alive, they’re inside you, and there are trillions of them. But what they are, exactly, is still very much a mystery. “They” are bacteria that have no genetic relation to you, but which call…
Jun 13, 2020
Climate scientist Zack Labe came to UCI in 2015, and when he got to Orange County, where the sun never seems to set, he didn’t know there would be so much ice in his future. Labe, who graduated this quarter with a Ph.D. from the Department of Earth System Science, came to UCI from Cornell University with an bachelor’s in atmospheric sciences, and he spent his five years here modeling how ocean sea ice in the Arctic helps create the weather in places like North America, Europe and Asia.
Jun 23, 2020
Toshiki “Toshi” Tajima is a physicist in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and he’s one of our faculty who, over the last few months, retooled his scientific skillset to help stem the still-encroaching tide of the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, Tajima, along with a team of researchers from across campus and around the world, formulated an idea that they call a “nanobroom” — a devise made of carbon nanotubes that surgeons might one day insert into the lungs of a COVID-19 patient and…