Anne Myers Kelley


Chair, 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



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-present, 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)