News

  • Sep 22
    2016
    Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering, Rachel Segalman, and Materials Professor Michael Chabinyc have received a a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy which will allow them to investigate ways of improving thermoelectric performance in polymeric materials. Their work may yield new materials that can turn heat into energy or — vice-versa — energy into... read more »
  • Sep 14
    2016
    In its 2017 listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities” in the country, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Santa Barbara at number 8! This marks the third consecutive year that UCSB has been ranked in the top 10 Public National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. For more information about UCSB's rankings, check out The Current's full article... read more »
  • Sep 8
    2016
    Jackie currently works for NuSil Technology, LLC in Technical Sales and Marketing for Aerospace and Defense, where she transitioned from Research and Development (R&D) about two years ago. In her position, Jackie helps engineers and scientists solve material challenges by working alongside her customers to develop custom solutions given the chemical and physical... read more »
  • Sep 2
    2016
    Congratulations to our graduate student, Jonathan Martin, who has been awarded a Mitsubishi Chemical Fellowship from the Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials for the period 2016-19. The Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MC-CAM) is an interdisciplinary materials research center that commenced operations in May 2001 at the University of... read more »
  • Aug 5
    2016
    Congratulations to Professor Glenn Fredrickson who has received the 2016 William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature from the AIChE. The William H. Walker Award is presented annually to a member of AIChE who has made an outstanding contribution to chemical engineering literature. Professor Fredrickson will receive the award... read more »
  • Jul 28
    2016
    Congratulations to our graduate students, Alexandra Bayles and Joseph Peterson, who have each been awarded CSP Technologies Teacher-Scholar Fellowships for 2016-17! As a part of the award, Alexandra and Joe will each be co-teaching an undergraduate course with a faculty mentor later this year.
  • Jul 13
    2016
    Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Dale Seborg who has been made a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)! The IFAC is the worldwide organization tasked with promoting the science and technology of automatic control in all systems, whether for example, engineering, physical, biological, social or economic, in both theory and application.... read more »
  • Jul 5
    2016
    UCSB Chemical Engineering is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Siddharth Dey to the department, starting in March 2017! Professor Dey's research will focus on understanding how the genome or epigenome regulates gene expression, thereby influencing cellular functions. Regulation of the transcriptome, defined as the genome-wide distribution of mRNA molecules, can be... read more »
  • Jun 10
    2016
    Congratulations to our #UCSB2016 senior class, as well as Professor Mike Gordon, Professor Emeritus Duncan Mellichamp, and Graduate Student Matt Idso who were all honored with awards at this year's College of Engineering Senior Send-Off. Congratulations also to undergrads Chris Siefe, David McBride, and Dilpreet Kaur who recived awards. And congratulations to... read more »
  • Jun 9
    2016
    Congratulations to Daniel Coller, Jennifer Guerrero, Lauren Huyett, Joon-Bok Lee, Michael Rapp, and Rahul Sandgodkar who defended their PhD theses this quarter!
  • Jun 3
    2016
      Graduating seniors and UCSB Chemical Engineering faculty had a blast at this year's ChemE Senior Banquet at Mosher Alumni House! Congrats to the class of 2016!!  
  • Jun 3
    2016
    Laura Crownover started at UCSB on March 27th 1979, the day after spring break ended, as a Senior Typist Clerk for UCSB Extension, working in the promotions area. After a year in Promotions she moved into Course Approvals where she worked with various campus departments seeking approval to offer various courses through UCSB Extension. During her time working in Course... read more »
  • May 31
    2016
    Once again, UC Santa Barbara has been ranked among the top 10 universities worldwide for research impact, according to the 2016 Leiden Rankings. UCSB’s scientific publications — which include papers in the areas of life, biomedical, mathematics, engineering, computer, natural and social sciences and humanities — are cited an average of 11.72 times. For 2016, 20.5 percent... read more »
  • May 23
    2016
    Congratulations to UCSB Chemical Engineering grad student, Rahul Sangodkar, one of the members of the 2016 grand prize winner of TMP's New Venture Competition, Osmo! OSMO, a company started by UCSB students Kyle Neumann, Rahul Sangodkar, Edixon Puglisi and Anjana Krishnan, took home the grand prize of $12,500 for their advanced and versatile portable water sampling... read more »
  • May 20
    2016
    The UCSB Grad Post has written a wonderderful article about Dr. Duncan Mellichamp, Professor Emeritus and one of the founding faculty members of the UCSB Department of Chemical Engineering. To read about Professor Mellichamp's contributions to the campus and the community over his 50 years at UCSB, the full article can be found here.
  • May 6
    2016
    Professor Bradley Chmelka has been selected as the 2016 Braskem Award winner for the Materials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD) of AIChE! The Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science is bestowed annually to a leading researcher in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. Previous Winners... read more »
  • May 5
    2016
    Congratulations to Professor Michelle O'Malley who recieved her PECASE Award this week in Washington, DC and got to meet President Obama! (high resolution photo) The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, is the highest honor the nation can bestow on a scientist or engineer at the beginning of his or her career. Professor O’Malley is one... read more »
  • Apr 8
    2016
    Congratulations to Professor Matthew Helgeson who has been selected to receive the 2016 Unilever Award from the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Science. The Unilever Award is given in recognition of fundamental work in colloid or surfactant science carried out in North America by researchers in the early stages of their careers.
  • Feb 22
    2016
    Professor Michelle O'Malley has been chosen to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for her work in deciphering the role of enzymes in the gut fungal microbiome. The award is the highest honor the nation can bestow on a scientist or engineer at the beginning of his or her career. Professor O’Malley is one of 105... read more »