May 2011 Vicente Nunez, a second year PhD student, was awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!
May 2013 Congratulations to Jesus Garcia for being accepted into the MARC-U STAR Summer Research Program at UC Riverside. He will be continuing to pursue his research interests in surface chemistry and biology.
May 2013 Congratulations to Gokul Upadhyayula for successfully defending his PhD dissertation. Best of luck in your future endeavors!
April 2013 Jacob Vasquez, a PhD candidate in our lab, was selected for a summer internship in the Toxicology Research and Development Department at Alere/Immunalysis Inc. Immunalysis develops, manufactures and markets immunoassay reagents for the screening of Drugs of Abuse and other small molecules in a variety of biological matrices. Congratulations!!!
April 2013 Vicente Nunez, a PhD candidate in our lab, was accepted to the 2013 CMD-iT National Laboratory Professional Development Workshop!! The workshop is a DOE sponsored opportunity for senior graduate students to obtain mentoring about the successful strategies for navigating the professional ladder at the National Laboratories.
Vicente will also present his research on space-domain time-resolved emission spectroscopy at the Photochemistry Gordon Research Conference in July 2013. He was awarded the Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship to attend the prestigious conference!! Congratulations!!!
December 2012 Jasper Huang, an undergraduate researcher, received an award for the best poster presentation at the UCR SPIE student poster competition.
May 2012 Srigokul Upadhyayula, PhD Candidate, was awarded the Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments Scholarship by the American Public Power Association.
May 2012 received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Department Biochemistry for the second consecutive year!! Congratulations!
April 2012 awarded the Dissertation Year Fellowship by the Graduate Division at UC Riverside.Sept 2011 awarded Mary & Randolph T Wedding Prize for significant contribution to the peer reviewed scientific literature in biochemistry and molecular biology. Congratulations!
May 2011 Pamela Jreij, an undergraduate researcher in our group was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!
March 2011 Our publication presenting a view of the role of biomimesis and bioinspiration in meeting the demands for energy and sustainability, was selected for the cover of the March 3, 2011, issue of JPCL.