News

  • May 5
    2022
    Chemical engineering professor Glenn Fredrickson, an elected member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, was recently featured in an issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer reviwed journal of the NAS. The profile, written by science writer Farooq Ahmed, details... read more »
  • May 3
    2022
    UC Santa Barbara chemical engineering professor Michael Doherty is among 261 new fellows and international members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). The new members join a distinguished group of individuals previously elected, including Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Margaret Mead,... read more »
  • May 3
    2022
    Mentoring graduate students is an essential component of the mission of a research institution such as UC Santa Barbara. For faculty, mentoring involves training graduate students for careers in academia and industry and preparing them to meet the highest ethical and professional standards. Chemical engineering professor M. Scott Shell is one of three... read more »
  • Apr 7
    2022
    UC Santa Barbara chemical engineering graduate students, Michelle Baldini, Norleakvisoth Lim, and Elizabeth Schauer, and undergraduate Claire Wu have received prestigious 2022 graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Fellows in NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) receive... read more »
  • Apr 5
    2022
    The Chemical Engineering Graduate Program at UC Santa Barbara ranks among the nation’s top  universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Engineering Schools rankings. Out of 130 private and public institutions that offered doctorate degrees in chemical engineering, UCSB ranked ninth overall and sixth among public institutions. As a whole, UCSB’s... read more »
  • Mar 29
    2022
    The Chemical Engineering Graduate Program at UC Santa Barbara ranks among the best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Engineering Schools rankings. Out of 130 private and public institutions that offered doctorate degrees in chemical engineering, UCSB ranked ninth overall and sixth among public institutions. It marked the fourth year in a... read more »
  • Mar 1
    2022
    Christopher Bates, an assistant professor of materials and chemical engineering at UC Santa Barbara, has been recognized as one of the Rising Stars in Polymers in 2021 by ACS Polymers Au, the open-access journal of the American Chemical Society. Editors invited Bates and twelve other outstanding early-career polymer scientists who have been leading... read more »
  • Jan 26
    2022
    The local omicron surge has peaked, infections are on the downturn and campus pandemic protocols that have been in place since last summer have proven highly effective, prompting reasonable expectations for a return to in-person classes at UC Santa Barbara at the end of the month. “It’s probably the safest place in the county as far as COVID transmission goes,” said... read more »
  • Dec 14
    2021
    A new, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the finest imaging of soft and biological materials is in the works at UC Santa Barbara. Aided by a $1.5 million grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, scientists will come closer to visualizing molecular-level structures, such as cellular components and polymer assemblies, in their native... read more »
  • Oct 28
    2021
    Nearly 240 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Administration (EUA) in December 2020 to help curtail the pandemic. The vaccine, now called Comirnaty, became the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine for patients 16 years and older on August 23... read more »
  • Sep 29
    2021
    Two UC Santa Barbara faculty members, Mahdi Abu-Omar and Phillip Christopher, have been nationally recognized for their significant contributions to chemistry by the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Awards Program. Christopher, a professor of chemical engineering, received the 2022 Ipatieff Prize, a triennial award that recognizes... read more »
  • Sep 29
    2021
    UC Santa Barbara chemical engineering professor Michael Doherty, the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Chair in Process Systems Engineering, delivered the prestigious P.V. Danckwerts Memorial Lecture during the annual joint meeting of the European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE) and the European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECAB) in September... read more »