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New work has potential to accelerate development of nanotechnology

Nanoscale technology has greatly improved our daily lives with products such as computers, phones, and solar cells. To develop the next-generation nanotechnology, new classes of materials need to be explored. Two-dimensional “valley semiconductors,” such as monolayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and tungsten diselenide (WSe2), have remarkable properties and novel applications. When these materials absorb light, some...
By IQBAL PITTALWALA | UCR News |

Jason Stajich elected as Fellow into the American Academy of Microbiology

Washington, DC – In February, the American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) elected 68 new Fellows to the Class of 2020. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the ASM, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have...

NSF CAREER Award supports astronomer's quest to further understand the universe

Laura Sales first fell in love with astronomy when she was in middle school in Argentina, her country of birth. Today, she is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside and the recipient of the National Science Foundation's prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, one of the most coveted recognitions a...

Ecologist Exequiel Ezcurra receives AAAS Science Diplomacy Award

Exequiel Ezcurra has been named the recipient of the 2020 Award for Science Diplomacy by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his leadership in bringing together research, education, outreach and policy in service of environmental protection, particularly at the United States-Mexico border. A professor of ecology in the Department of Botany and...

California Native Plant Society announces 2019-2020 Education Grant Recipients

[Christopher Cosma, graduate student in the UCR Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) department received a California Native Plant Society award for his work on linking plant-plant interactions with plant-pollinator interactions in California’s Colorado Desert.] Each year, CNPS awards education grants to student researchers focused on California native plants. We were amazed at the number...

2019-20 Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant awards

The 2019-20 Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant awards will help 18 students from seven UC campuses conduct field studies at NRS reserves. These are the four UCR grant recipients: UC Riverside CNAS grant recipients 2019-2020: Matthew Green Sierra Nevada Aquatics Research Lab Landscape Biodiversity in Alpine Lake-Stream Networks UC Riverside 2019-2020 Elijah Hall White Mountain...
By Kathleen Wong | UC Natural Reserve System |

UCR biologist receives Humboldt Research Award

David Reznick, a distinguished professor of biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation recognizes top scientists and scholars from around the world at different stages in their careers. Award winners are invited to conduct research of their choice in Germany in...

UC Riverside scientist Isgouhi Kaloshian joins 2019 class of AAAS fellows

In recognition of her pioneering work on plants’ immunity to pests, Isgouhi Kaloshian, chair of the Department of Nematology, has been elected as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. Kaloshian’s work focuses on plants’ innate ability to protect themselves from two types of pests: nematodes, which attack plants’...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |

New UCR geology course earns national recognition

The Geological Society of America, or GSA, recognizes the academic excellence of only one university in the country each year, and this year, that honor goes to UC Riverside. The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award is given to universities running a geology field camp, which is the last class geology students typically take before graduating...

Data-driven discovery of one-dimensional materials

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels, a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct data-driven discovery, synthesis, and characterization of a...
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