News

  • Jul 30
    2018
    Check out our Summer E-Newsletter! UC Santa Barbara Chemical Engineering faculty and students continue to make great strides throughout the summer. Recognizing faculty member, Professor Songi Han, awarded the prestigious BPS Innovation Award, faculty profiles on Associate Professor Phillip Christopher and Assistant Professor Arnab Mukherjee, student Alexander Khechfe,... read more »
  • Jul 24
    2018
    Professor Songi Han has been named the recipient of the 2019 BPS Innovation Award by the Biophysical Society.   The BPS Innovation Award recognizes scientists that advance our fundamental understanding of biological systems through the development of novel theory, models, concepts, techniques, or applications.  Prof. Han was acknowledged for her invention of solid-state... read more »
  • May 31
    2018
    ChE's Spring 2018 E-Newsletter is Out! Our faculty and graduate students are making great strides in the complex but exciting field of chemical engineering. Recognizing faculty members, Professor Brad Chmelka, induction into the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Professor Emeritus Duncan Mellichamp, 2018 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership... read more »
  • May 29
    2018
    The Tirrell Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research has been awarded by the College of Engineering to Chemical Engineering senior Alexander Khechfe, in recognition of the excellence and promise he has shown in research pursuits. The award was presented at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony on June 17, 2018. College of Engineering Dean and Richard A.... read more »
  • May 10
    2018
    The new BioEngineering building opened in fall quarter on October 19, 2017, and is now home to 15 faculty who will guide graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in a shared laboratory space, providing for new collaborations and cross-discipline directions in problem-solving and discovery.  Chemical Engineering’s own Professor Siddarth Dey now has his office and lab... read more »
  • May 8
    2018
    Professor Emeritus Duncan Mellichamp of the UC Santa Barbara Department of Chemical Engineering  has been awarded the 2018 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership in the Academic Senate.  This distinguished award is presented biennially to honor an Academic Senate member or members in recognition of lifetime service to the Senate, outstanding and creative... read more »
  • Apr 2
    2018
    Congratulations to first year graduate student Daniel Vigil, Fredrickson Lab, who was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding... read more »
  • Mar 27
    2018
    Check out Professor Michelle O'Malley's appearance on Science Friday with host Ira Flatow. Prof. O'Malley was live on Friday, March 23, 2018, where she spoke about her lab's research into using gut microbes for biotechnology.  “I’m a chemical engineer and that means that I want to harness the power of nature for producing useful products for humanity,” O’Malley said... read more »
  • Feb 20
    2018
    In 2015, Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp generously endowed a new lecture series in the Department of Chemical Engineering to highlight up and coming Chemical Engineers.  On February 15th, 2018, the department hosted the second “Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp Emerging Leader Lecture” at UC Santa Barbara.  Associate Professor V. Faye McNeill from the Columbia University... read more »