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Materials & Matter

April 7, 2021

Jose Zamora
From graduate student Jose Zamora’s perspective, the CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) has been a spectacular success. “There is so much value to being part of the CCBM,” said Zamora, who began as an undergrad Scholar when the center opened and is...
An important and expensive piece of equipment that was nearing the end of its life is getting a vital upgrade, thanks to a new grant awarded to Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor Andy LiWang from the Air Force Office of Scientific...
A view of the Milky Way.
UC Merced occupies just one small corner of the world. But through the research, teaching, experience, and connections of two new Department of Physics faculty members, students can access and begin to understand the universe. Astrophysics professors...
Physics Professor Dustin Kleckner studies structure in fluid and soft matter systems.
Physics Professor Dustin Kleckner has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research — the third in his department this year. He studies how optical and acoustic binding controls interactions between/among...
Physics Professor Daniel Beller is investigating how biological matter is able to self-organize.
Physics Professor Daniel Beller has received a CAREER award for his research into how complex organization arises from simple physical interactions for biological cells or polymers assembled in large numbers. He is the 26th researcher from UC Merced...
UC Merced Research Week
The question: What happens when UC Merced holds Research Week in the middle of a pandemic? The hypothesis: An annual, weeklong presentation of ground-breaking work reaches a big, new virtual audience. With the Research Week’s usual in-person...
Name: Anthony Rodriguez Year: Fourth year Major: Materials Science and Engineering Hometown: Bell, near Los Angeles What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? There are two projects that are very...
Name: Jacqueline Bustamante Year: Fourth year Major: Chemistry Hometown: Atwater What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? My experience working on the synthesis of organic molecules known as...
Two new projects designed and led by UC Merced researchers will address challenges facing many Californians — wildfire recovery and agricultural labor — but will also have global reach. Both are funded through the University of California...
For Xiaolong “Harry” Chen, UC Merced is more than a university. “It is a friend and a companion,” he wrote in his application to be student speaker at Fall Commencement. Together, they experienced pre-dawn hours at Lantern...

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