Anne Myers Kelley


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95343

Tel. (209) 228-4345, email



Ph.D., Biophysical chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1984

B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, 1980



Fellow of the Optical Society of America, 2017

Distinguished Scientist Award, UC Merced chapter of Sigma Xi, 2014

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004

Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2001

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 1992

NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1989

Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, 1988

Dreyfus Distinguished New Faculty Award, 1987


Research and Professional Experience:

7/15-7/21, Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Univ. of California-Merced

9/08-6/09, Associate Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Univ. of California-Merced

7/03-present, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, University of California-Merced, Merced, CA

6/99-6/03, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

8/97-6/98, Visiting Fellow, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

9/92-7/93, Paul J. Flory Visiting Scientist Sabbatical Award, Polymer Science and Technology, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA

1/87-6/90, Assistant Professor; 7/90-9/95, Associate Professor; 10/95-6/99, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

1/85-12/86, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.



Qualified for 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon; best time 2:42:50 (Twin Cities, Oct. 1991)