From Scotland to Irvine to a Nobel Prize: Why UC Irvine Made it Possible

Join us for an exclusive public talk by UC Irvine alumnus and winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, David MacMillan. Professor MacMillan will share his journey in this light-hearted, non-technical presentation. Hear about his path from developing organocatalysis in his lab to what it has been like in the aftermath of winning the Nobel Prize.

 

 

Convocation and Dean's Welcome

Convocation:
Monday, 9/19 | 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Bren Events Center
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Dean’s Welcome:
Monday, 9/19 | ~10:30-11:20 a.m.
PSLH (Physical Sciences Lecture Hall)
After the Convocation, Peer Academic Advisers will lead each group to their dean's welcome event.

Exclusively for PS Alumni: Celebrate Physical Sciences and Alumni Hall of Fame

Alumni of UCI Physical Sciences are invited to this year’s Celebrate Physical Sciences on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Celebrate Physical Sciences will be a fun-filled morning with UCI faculty where they will share research advancements on two of our school's flagship projects: The Future of Energy and the Environment and The Future of Fundamental Science.

Designing Catalysts and Chemical Processes for Global Sustainability

Our modern world relies upon chemical transformations that benefit the lives of billions. These transformations can be found across many sectors, including transportation, heating and cooling, electricity, food production, and manufacturing, among many others. To date, fossil resources have provided the majority of the energy demanded by the global economy, and thanks to human ingenuity over decades (and centuries) we have been able to develop large-scale chemical processes that can make use of the fossil resources to provide for many across the globe in a cost-effective manner.

Utilizing Math Models to Understand Infectious Disease

This is part of the "Celebrating Black in Physical Sciences Colloquium Series" organized by the UCI School of Physical Sciences Office of Access, Outreach and Inclusion where we invite prominent Black physical scientists and mathematicians to share their research with the community and also allows us the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments. The colloquium series will feature speakers in each of the four department areas.

 

Abstract

Beryllium, Boron, and Bismuth: From Fundamental Redox Chemistry to Luminescent and Thermochromic Materials

This is part of the "Celebrating Black in Physical Sciences Colloquium Series" organized by the UCI School of Physical Sciences Office of Access, Outreach and Inclusion where we invite prominent Black physical scientists and mathematicians to share their research with the community and also allows us the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments. The colloquium series will feature speakers in each of the four department areas.

 

Schedule of Events:

2:30 - 3 p.m. | Opportunity to Meet the Speaker