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 ten programs by the NRC, US News and World Report, and other ranking organizations.

Department Rankings

  • # 2
    Chemical Engineering Graduate Program
    National Research Council
    Most recent report (2010)
  • # 10
    Chemical Engineering Graduate Program
    Among US universities
    US News 2019

Faculty Awards & Honors

  • 3
    National Academy Members
  • 16
    Professional Society Elected Fellows
    (AAAS, ACS, AIChE, AIMBE, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, APS, IEEE, IFAC, ISMAR, Sloan)
  • 1
    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Fellow
  • 16
    Federal Early Career Awardees
  • 3
    Presidential Early Career Awardees (PECASE)
  • 2
    Technology Review Innovators Under 35

Recent Faculty Awards