Christopher M. Bates

Assistant Professor, Materials and (by courtesy) Chemical Engineering


(805) 893-5383
1518 Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

ChemE Research Areas: 


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Award

Research Description: 

Prof. Bates’s research sits at the intersection of chemistry and materials science, leveraging synthetic and physical experimental techniques to design, create, and probe the properties of soft matter. Current endeavors span a variety of topics including block polymer self-assembly, new elastomeric materials, and thin film patterning. 


PhD: Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
BS: Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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