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Davis Science Cafe at G Street Wunderbar

The Davis Science Café series was founded in 2012 by UC Davis Chemistry Professor Jared Shaw, initially supported by the National Science Foundation and currently supported by the UC Davis Department of Chemistry and UC Davis Division of Math & Physical Sciences, and promoted by Capital Science Communicators.

Over the years, the #DavisSciCafe has been held at the Arboretum, Crepeville, de Vere’s, and most recently has settled in at G. Street Wunderbar. Café topics have spanned the likes of milk science, wine science, sea level rise, hyperdimensional geometry, and coral reef ecology. So come on by, and let’s drink to science! Hosted on the second Wednesday of each month. Free to the public.

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Giving to UC Davis Chemistry

What happens when you donate to the UC Davis Department of Chemistry "General Support Fund"? Graduate students Kori Lay (David Lab) and Cody Palumbo (Beal Lab) explain just a handful of the things you would help to support, including: graduate student recruitment, outreach opportunities, and a wide variety of events.

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"The Sustainocene: A New Epoch" – Winston Ko Public Lecture Series

Daniel Nocera, a Harvard professor who helped pioneer artificial photosynthesis, recently told an audience at UC Davis that achieving a truly sustainable Earth will only happen by helping people living in poverty. 

The only way to get people out of poverty is to give them clean energy, Nocera said February 9, 2017, at the second installment of The Winston Ko Public Lecture Series: Frontiers in Mathematical and Physical Sciences. “Conservation isn’t good enough, we need something more.”

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UC Davis Chemistry Spooktacular

The Department of Chemistry at UC Davis held its 4th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party on October 28, 2016 in the Chemistry Courtyard. It was a huge success, attracting an attendance of almost 200 graduate and undergraduate students, staff, faculty, and their guests.

This "spooktacular" event was made possible through departmental fund raising, the Graduate Student Association and the Dean Witter Fund. The intent is to provide students and faculty an informal setting in which to socialize and have fun.

If you would like to make a donation towards events such as this for the UC Davis Department of Chemistry, please email:

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Cody interviews students and professors at the annual UC Davis Chemical Biology Program Retreat

"What's your favorite thing about the Chemical Biology Program?" Chemistry graduate student and Chemical Biology Program trainee Cody Palumbo talks to fellow students and professors at the 2016 Annual CBP Retreat.

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Cody shares his experience as a UC Davis Chemical Biology Program trainee

Cody Palumbo is a Ph.D. student in the UC Davis Department of Chemistry, as well as a NIH-funded trainee of the Chemical Biology Program. He works in the lab of Professor Pete Beal. His research involves using organic synthesis to make modified nucleic acids capable of tethering and mass spectroscopy to screen for lead modifications to enhance binding of oligonucleotides to ADAR.

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2016 Graduate Studies Commencement Speaker Hoby Wedler

Henry "Hoby" Wedler, candidate for the degree of PhD in Chemistry, gives the commencement address at the UC Davis Graduate Studies Commencement on June 9, 2016.


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Why Earn Your Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Davis?

Graduate students in the UC Davis Department of Chemistry share some of their reasons for choosing to pursue their Ph.D. here.


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Professor Bill Casey Shares How UC Davis Donors Make a Difference in His Research

Chemistry and Geology Professor Bill Casey expresses his thanks to College of Letters & Science donors and shares how their contributions have made a difference in pursuing his research.



Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture and Technology, Organized Research Unit, UC Davis

NEAT (Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture, and Technology) constitutes an interdisciplinary group of people working on a variety of fundamental problems related to the materials science, chemistry and physics of nano and new materials. 

Central to NEAT is the Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory of Prof. Alexandra Navrotsky and Prof. Ricardo Castro which offers unique calorimetric capabilities for the study of energetics of bulk and nanomaterials and their surfaces. Thermodynamic work underway encompasses actinide and lanthanide science, confinement of molecules in zeolites and metal organic frameworks, battery materials, environmental and geological nanomaterials and ceramics. 

Prof. William Casey studies the interaction of nanoparticles and clusters in solution. Prof. Sabyasachi Sen studies nanoscale structure in amorphous materials and Prof. Gang-Yu Liu works on bionanomaterials. NEAT links many other faculty working in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Land, Air and Water Resources.


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Unique chemistry goes into building hydrogen catalysts

Inexpensive catalysts to form hydrogen would boost alternative fuels. UC Davis chemist Dave Britt discusses new discoveries on how these catalysts are assembled in nature.


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Science vs God: Bryan Enderle at TEDxUCDavis

Bryan Enderle grew up in Modesto, CA though he now lives in Davis, CA with his wife, Peggy, and son, Isaac. Bryan received two BS degrees, in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; an MA in Theology; and an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering. Personally, he enjoys grappling with the topics of theology and science, both as individual and intersecting topics. Without arguing one way or the other, Enderle uses modern science to make certain fantastic aspects of a modern God more plausible. In doing so he creates a space where science and religion can coexist.


2012-13 Chemistry Club President Geoff DuBrow

UC Davis Chemistry Club Makes Magic

The Chemistry Club at UC Davis is an academic organization centered on spreading knowledge about chemistry in exciting ways. Club members go toK-12 schools in the community to show that chemistry can be fun, and it puts on the popular Chemistry Magic Show each spring for Picnic Day at UC Davis.