Anne Myers Kelley


Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Natural Sciences, Univ. 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



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

Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award of Iota Sigma Pi                               1998

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:

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.


Professional service:

Institute for Defense Analyses Defense Sciences Study Group member, 1992-1993.

APS DCP Executive Committee 1994-97, Fellowship Committee 2008-2009 (chair, 2009); APS Plyler Award Committee 2002; ACS DPC Executive Committee 1995-98; Alternate Councilor 2005-07; APS DLS Executive Committee 2006-2008, Secretary-Treasurer Fall 2008-Fall 2014, Vice-Chair Feb. 2016-Oct. 2016; ACS national awards selection committee, 2008-2010.

NIH BBCA Study Section member 1991-1994; NIH ad hoc Study Sections June 2001, March 2003, June 2007, March 2008, July 2008; NSF review panels Nov. 1998, June 2001, Feb. 2006, Oct. 2011, Dec. 2012, June 2014, June 2015, Feb. 2016.

Gordon Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy Vice-Chair 1994, Chair 1996; Program Chair Western Spectroscopy Association 52nd Asilomar meeting 2005; National Organizing Committee Member, 22nd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, 2010.

Associate Editor Journal of Raman Spectroscopy July 1994-June 2000; Editorial Advisory Board member Accounts of Chemical Research, Journal of Chemical Physics, PhysChemComm, Journal of Physical Chemistry (past), Chemical Physics Letters (current); co-guest editor, J. Phys. Chem. Festschrift honoring Richard Mathies, 2012.

Director, NSF Science and Technology Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer, University of Rochester/Eastman Kodak/Xerox, July 1995-June 1997.

Proposal Evaluation Board member, Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials, 2008-present.

DOE site visit team member, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Los Alamos/Sandia National Laboratories, April 2010.

Advisory Committee member, Pacific Conference on Spectroscopy and Dynamics, 2013-present.



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