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November 12, 2019
Like many young women, Calista Lum absorbed the message that she was not as capable as her male peers when it came to science, technology, engineering and math. Teachers in her Fairfield high school engineering classes often asked if male classmates had done her work for her. “I just assumed the...
November 4, 2019
Physics Faculty Member Dr. Jing Xu wins competitive grant form NIH. Professor Jing Xu has won a competitive grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the NIH to determine how the properties of the lipid membrane enclosing a cargo impact motor protein-based...
November 4, 2019
When Denzal Martin started his undergraduate work at UC Merced, he wasn’t thinking about a career in physics, interning with NASA or attending graduate school. The Los Angeles native was studying computer science and engineering. One day, though, he decided to attend a materials science and...
September 26, 2019
A group of physics researchers from UC Merced have revealed that a fluid made from biological molecules found in human cells behaves much like ordinary fluids that are mixed externally, such as paint. Except in the case of the biological fluids, no external mixing is required — it’s mixing itself....
September 18, 2019
Two UC Merced physics groups are totally spacing out this year. Professors Sayantani Ghosh and David Strubbe and their students in the Department of Physics are working on a NASA initiative to fabricate solar cells in space and turn sunlight into electricity. “One of the big challenges with solar...
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...

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