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July 22, 2019
The Physics Department welcomes Dr. Sarah Loebman, who will join the faculty in Fall 2020 as an assistant professor! She will be the department's first astrophysicist. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis, she holds both the Hubble and Chancellor's...
July 9, 2019
Durable, reliable, affordable solar power is the future of energy, and UC Merced computational physicist Professor David Strubbe is diving into a new area of science to answer the call. Strubbe’s new project aims to understand why two organic materials — that are cheaper and easier to produce...
May 28, 2019
Three big UC Solar projects are poised to be the next big breakthroughs in low-cost, accessible sustainable commercial and residential energy in California and far beyond. Researchers are building working models of one project developed through a grant from the California Energy Commission for a...
May 19, 2019
NPR station KTEP of El Paso, TX, interviews David Strubbe on the program Science Studio.
May 15, 2019
Class of 2019 Student Speakers Leave UC Merced with Messages of Gratitude By Cyndee Fontana-Ott, For UC Merced May 15, 2019 Undergraduates Victoria Arias and Cydney Caradonna entered UC Merced through different doors. Arias was a freshman impressed with the campus and community. Caradonna...
May 13, 2019
Physics Professor Linda Hirst has been named this year’s recipient of the British Liquid Crystal Society’s C. Hilsum Medal for her contributions to liquid crystal science and technology. She journeyed to Leeds, England, to receive the prestigious medal, attend an awards dinner and deliver the...
February 25, 2019
It sounds like an easy-to-follow recipe from the world of molecular gastronomy: Dissolve nanoparticles in liquid crystals and cool to form frothy nanofoams, tiny tubes and hollow microspheres. But what fifth-year doctoral student Sheida Riahinasab and physics Professor Linda Hirst actually...