UC Irvine faculty routinely win major awards, receive nationally competitive grants and publish their work in top research venues. Even better: These leading specialists create myriad opportunities for graduate students to conduct hands-on research on a variety of topics. A few examples:
- Vice Chancellor for Research and Chemistry Professor John Hemminger is part of a research team that received a $122 million Department of Energy grant to develop new solar fuels.
- Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Bill Cooper studies climate change and water scarcity and reclamation. See Professor Cooper and other UCI water researchers at work here.
- Anthropology Professor Bill Maurer has included graduate students in his novel, high impact research on the new mobile banking industry.
- Women’s Studies Professor Jennifer Terry analyzes combat videos that U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have posted on YouTube.
- Dance Professor Sheron Wray led a UCIrvine dance troupe to Ghana to explore cultural and musical intersections. Read an interview with Professor Wray here.
- Anatomy & Neurobiology professor Hans Keirstead is a leader in the cutting-edge field of stem cell research.
As advisees, mentees, research assistants and co-authors, graduate students work closely with faculty and are integral to every stage of the research process. Considered key members of research teams, graduate students work in state-of the-art labs, travel to remote research sites, analyze qualitative and quantitative data, speak at conferences, and publish papers in leading journals.
To find out which professors have research interests that match your own, please visit the UCI Faculty Profile System, a user-friendly, searchable database.