College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Latest News

Physics students gain hands-on experience in building a prototype detector

Now at Jefferson National Laboratory, the prototype will travel to two other national laboratories for testing

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Alumna elected to the Television Academy Board of Governors

Megan Chao elected to a first term uncontested.

By Julia Woock |

Physicist ranked eighth top female scientist in the world

The rankings are published by the portal

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

National Academy of Inventors elects UCR faculty as Fellows

Rare distinction honors prolific innovators

By Jules Bernstein |

Physicist to receive Copernicus Prize

Nobel laureate Barry Barish is recognized for his contributions to world science

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

2022 ‘Highly Cited’ list recognizes UCR scientists’ significant impact

List celebrates authors of papers that rank in the top 1%

By Jules Bernstein |

Flavor chemical use is increasing popularity of tobacco-flavored products

Students and young adults are especially attracted to e-cigarettes with appealing flavors

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Chemist receives DOE grant to explore energy conservation in industrial processes

Francisco Zaera, a UCR distinguished professor of chemistry, has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Energy, or DOE, to research the optimization of catalytic processes through environmentally friendly alternatives. Zaera is a physical chemist specializing in catalysts, which are used in a variety of industrial processes...

By Julia Woock |

Endowed fund supports UCR summer research program in perpetuity

A 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students at UC Riverside has received financial support that will help the program grow, move forward, and reach more students from diverse backgrounds. Alumnus Amit Munshi and his wife, June, have established a $500,000 endowment to support and increase student participation in “Research In...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist named fellow of the American Physical Society

Roya Zandi is an expert on the physics and biophysics of virus formation

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Neuroscientist named to board of directors of American Epilepsy Society

Viji Santhakumar will serve a three-year term

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Meet UCR’s new faculty members

For fall quarter 2022, UC Riverside welcomed 34 new permanent faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Sahin Acikgoz, an assistant professor of religious studies, is a member of the executive committee of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program. They...

By Imran Ghori |

Fields of green

Nearly 170 turfgrass professionals, academics and scientists met at the annual Turfgrass & Landscape Research Field Day at the UC Riverside Agricultural Operations Research Station on Sept. 15 to learn about the latest research on turfgrass. They discussed topics including drought management, drought tolerant species and cultivars, weed control...

By University Communications |

CIBER Squad honored for bee health solutions

A team of UC Riverside doctoral students researching honey bee health won an honorable mention in the Wilbur-Ellis Innovation Awards. Sponsored by Wilbur-Wllis, an agricultural company, the competition invited student teams from U.S. colleges and universities to propose better approaches for providing food for a growing global population. UCR’s...

By Imran Ghori |

NSF bestows CAREER Awards on 11 UC Riverside professors

Eleven UCR faculty have been honored by the National Science Foundation this year

A summer of particle physics

Three UC Riverside undergraduates just finished internships at CERN in Switzerland

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Antiferromagnetic hybrids achieve important functionality for spintronic applications

UC Riverside-led study shows robust spin transport at antiferromagnet/ferromagnet interfaces

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Transfer student wins award at his first conference

Luis Garabito was recognized at the Electron Ion Collider Group Meeting held in New York

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Researchers report discovery of novel electronic state

Discovery can help understand interactions among electrons in two dimensions for engineering new electronic devices, says UC Riverside physicist

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Highlanders mentor teens aspiring to STEM careers

Approximately 70 high school students who are considering careers in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, industries spent three days at the UC Riverside campus engaging with industry experts and other teens from surrounding Riverside and San Bernardino County high schools, many of them from Riverside Unified School District. STEM...

By Malinn Loeung |