Rankings and Awards

The UCSB Chemical Engineering department is recognized as one of the most prestigious education and research programs in the world. We are consistently ranked among the top five programs by the NRC, US News and World Report, and other ranking organizations.

Department Rankings

  • No. 5
    Chemical Engineering Graduate Program
    Among US public universities
    US News 2015
  • No. 2
    Chemical Engineering Graduate Program
    National Research Council
    Most recent report (2010)

Faculty Awards & Honors

  • 6
    National Academy Members
  • 8
    Professional Society Elected Fellows
  • 1
    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Fellow
  • 10
    Federal Early Career Awardees
  • 1
    Royal Society of London Fellow
  • 3
    Technology Review Innovators Under 35
  • 2
    Presidential Early Career Awardees (PECASE)
  • 1
    Former NASA Astronaut

Recent Faculty Awards