Roger Bales (in red) is a leading researcher in the impacts of climate change on water resources and the director of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute.
Gerardo C. Diaz (left) oversees the Sustainable Plasma Gasification Laboratory, which researches clean methods of waste management.
Gerardo C. Diaz oversees the Sustainable Plasma Gasification Laboratory

Amped Up

Even engineers let their hair down now and then. At UC Merced, you can enhance your academic studies by participating in a variety of clubs and organizations.
Professor Kara McCloskey's work in stem cells and tissue products has led to numerous research awards.
UC Merced is home to UC Solar, which educates and develops tomorrow’s solar energy leaders and entrepreneurs.
Our small campus conducts big research, offering students the opportunity for closer interaction with faculty.
A view of campus facing the Science & Engineering Building


Jose Garcia, a fourth-year student, will spend next summer as the only intern in Chevron Oronite’s Tribology division, with a small group of... Read More

Graduate student Ryan Lucas is living a mountain-lover’s dream through his research.

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Current Research & Graduate Students

UC Merced is known around the world for its research into the environment and its systems. Our faculty members are experts on the scientific... Learn More

Mechanical engineering is an evolving discipline that adapts to the current needs of society. At UC Merced, our mechanical engineers are focused... Learn More