News & Events

Brittany P Gordon joined CaSTL team as a postdoctoral researcher to probe the fundamental science and real-world applications of ambient Tip-enhanced Stimulated Raman in time and frequency domains. 

Welcome to CaSTL!


Congratulations Hrvoje Petek, on JCP Editor's Pick of your study to engineer plasmons using Silver nanostructures!


A Huge Shout-out and Congratulations extended to Dr. Danielle Watt, CaSTL Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity.

Eric Weitz joined the CaSTL Center over the next year as a Visiting Professor on sabbatical from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. We look forward to the CaSTL UCI chemistry faculty, postdocs and graduate student reserachers' learning from his valuable insight and expertise!  Welcome to CaSTL!!

Congratulations to Howard Weatherspoon - Albany State University and 2019 UC-HBCU/Apkarian Summer Pathways Fellow for garnering a first-place award in the poster presentation/division of Mathematics at the annual SACNAS Conference, held in Honolulu, Hi from Oct 31 to Nov 2, 2019.


Lindsey (Pruden) Beecher defended graduate dissertation on Friday, Nov. 1. Congraduations Dr. Beecher!


Peter Stevenson, a graduate of  Dr. Jennifer S. Shumaker-Parry's Lab, Utah, received a postdoctoral position at Wright-Patterson Air Force Laboratory. 

Congratulations Peter!

Amy Morren new graduate student joined the CaSTL team in Utah in Dr. Jennifer S. Shumaker-Parry's lab. Welcome to CaSTL Amy!

CaSTL Investigator Richard P. Van Duyne, renowned for his discovery of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), died Sunday, July 28. He was 73. Van Duyne’s discovery of SERS — which is capable of both detecting and identifying single molecules — has had a huge effect on chemistry, physics, materials science and medicine around the world. See link below more information: