chemistry

Scientists Capture ‘Quantum Tug’ Between Water Molecules

A team that includes researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, UC Davis and Stockholm University in Sweden have made the first direct observation of how hydrogen atoms in water molecules tug and push neighboring water molecules when they are excited with laser light.

UC Davis Grant Advances Battery Storage Research

The University of California, Davis, is awarding $435,000 to help eight scientists advance their research and innovations toward commercial applications through three proof-of-concept grant programs. The recipient from the College of Letters and Science, Professor Louise Berben, will investigate new ways to improve flow batteries.

Marie Heffern Wins NSF Career Award

Marie Heffern, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) this month. The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program funds junior faculty who perform outstanding research, are excellent educators and include outreach in their work. Heffern is the third faculty member in the UC Davis Department of Chemistry to receive a CAREER award in 2021.

Chemistry and Physics Professors Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Two rising stars in the sciences have received prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program recognizes junior faculty who conduct outstanding research, are excellent educators and include education or community outreach in their work.