Carolyn Mills (she/they)

Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering and (by courtesy) Chemical Engineering


University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

ChemE Research Areas: 


2022  Distinguished Trainee Service Award, Northwestern University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
2017  Graduate Woman of Excellence, MIT
2013-2019  NSF Fellow, MIT
2012-2013  Beckman Scholar, UCSB

Research Description: 

The Mills lab focuses on molecular engineering of proteins and protein assemblies that control spatial organization in biological systems, with applications in biomanufacturing, plastic remediation, and oral vaccine delivery.


BS: Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (2013)
MS: Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016)
PhD: Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2019)