Content Tagged with: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

How does photosynthesis work so efficiently?

How do living systems establish themselves and work so well? This is a question UC Riverside physicists Nathaniel M. Gabor and Jed Kistner-Morris, as well as scholarly writing expert Benjamin W. Stewart explore in an article they published in this month’s issue of Physics Today, a magazine of the American Institute of Physics. The trio zero in on...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Chemistry prof gains national recognition for outstanding mentorship

Jingsong Zhang receives American Chemical Society award

By Jules Bernstein |

Postdoc wins prestigious fellowship

Sebouh Paul will pursue nuclear physics research related to the Electron-Ion Collider

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New high-tech greenhouse facility opens to researchers

At the top floor of UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 building, geneticist Julia Bailey-Serres is testing how to grow rice to withstand drought and flooding conditions in countries like India. In the laboratory next to her, researcher Bao-Lam Huynh is growing new varieties of cowpea plants that will be sent to Africa. Their work takes advantage...

By Imran Ghori |

A manual for engineering spin dynamics in nanomagnets

Manual can help debug and design nanomagnet devices

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR professor becomes Society of Nematologists Fellow

J. Ole Becker honored for protecting crops from parasites

By Jules Bernstein |

Research paper named a finalist for “Outstanding paper prize”

The journal Development shortlisted only four papers published in 2022 as finalists

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Three Highlanders receive 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Five thousand U.S. higher-education students applied, 1,267 applicants moved on to be nominated, and 413 of those nominees were awarded the 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship — three of them being UC Riverside Highlanders. Since 2013, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to 18 Highlanders. This scholarship recognizes talented undergrads majoring...

By Malinn Loeung |

High schoolers get university-level education in particle physics

The students compared their experiment results with those obtained by European students

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR receives $1.5 million to support carbon capture technology research

UC Riverside and climate start-up Pluton Biosciences have partnered to advance the development of technology that increases a plant’s capability to capture CO2 and sequester it in the soil. Commercialization of the technology has the potential to create more sustainable agricultural practices and increase crop yields as an additional outcome of...

By Imran Ghori |

Neuroscience graduate student receives prestigious predoctoral fellowship

Elena Kozlova’s research will study how indoor flame retardant toxicants may affect brain development

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC Riverside faculty are honored at promotion ceremony

UC Riverside honored promoted faculty members at a luncheon at the Alumni and Visitors Center on Jan. 30. About 40 people attended, including Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. Supervisors and colleagues joined those who were honored in celebrating their efforts. Promotions occurred across UCR schools, including the College of Humanities, Arts and Social...

By Julia Woock |

UCR researcher wins biggest prize in agricultural science

Wolf Prize considered to be the “Nobel in agriculture”

By Jules Bernstein |

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 |

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 |

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

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

By Jules Bernstein |

Physicist named fellow of the American Physical Society

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

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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 |

Neuroscientist named to board of directors of American Epilepsy Society

Viji Santhakumar will serve a three-year term

By Iqbal Pittalwala |