News

  • Nov 13
    2018
    Chemical Engineering hosted the third annual “Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp Emerging Leader Lecture” at UC Santa Barbara, on November 13th, 2018, at the Engineering Sciences Building 1001, with a reception following in the ESB Courtyard.  Associate Professor Lydia Contreras from University of Texas-Austin gave a presentation on her research titled ‘Understanding and... read more »
  • Nov 13
    2018
    ACS BIOT (Division of Biochemical Technology of the American Chemical Society) has awarded UC Santa Barbara Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Michelle O’Malley with the prestigious Young Investigator Award.  The Division of Biochemical Technology Young Investigator Award, sponsored by  sponsored by Genentech, Inc., recognizes an outstanding contributor, 40... read more »
  • Oct 9
    2018
    Chemical engineer Prof. Michelle O'Malley discusses her work in a video from UC Santa Barbara's ongoing “Research in 60 Seconds” series. Click here for the video.  Could the study of grass-eating animals lead to the discovery of new sustainable fuels and chemicals? It’s not as far fetched as you might think. Cows and other large herbivores evolved to... read more »
  • Oct 8
    2018
    UC Santa Barbara's Department of Chemical Engineering gathered students, faculty, and industrial representatives on campus for the 11th Annual Clorox-Amgen Graduate Student Symposium, a one-day forum held on October 5.  The day kicked off with welcome remarks from Rachel Segalman, Chemical Engineering Department Chair and Edward Noble Kramer Professor, who spoke of... read more »
  • Sep 24
    2018
    In the early hours of September 20, 2018, UCSB Chemical Engineering Professor Emeritus Jacob Nissim Israelachvili passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family, after battling with cancer for over a year. He was 74. Research Professor Emeritus Israelachvili joined the faculty of UCSB in 1986, where he held joint appointments as Professor in the Chemical... read more »
  • Aug 7
    2018
    We are thrilled to announce that Jim Rawlings (2016 NAE, IFAC Fellow, and Process Automation Hall of Fame) will be joining UCSB ChE as the Mellichamp Process Control Chair this fall 2018!    
  • Aug 7
    2018
    We are pleased to welcome Joseph Chada to UCSB ChE this fall 2018, as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment. Chada received his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and BS in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University.    
  • Jul 30
    2018
    Check out our Summer E-Newsletter! UC Santa Barbara Chemical Engineering faculty and students continue to make great strides throughout the summer. Recognizing faculty member, Professor Songi Han, awarded the prestigious BPS Innovation Award, faculty profiles on Associate Professor Phillip Christopher and Assistant Professor Arnab Mukherjee, student Alexander Khechfe,... read more »
  • Jul 24
    2018
    Professor Songi Han has been named the recipient of the 2019 BPS Innovation Award by the Biophysical Society.   The BPS Innovation Award recognizes scientists that advance our fundamental understanding of biological systems through the development of novel theory, models, concepts, techniques, or applications.  Prof. Han was acknowledged for her invention of solid-state... read more »
  • May 31
    2018
    ChE's Spring 2018 E-Newsletter is Out! Our faculty and graduate students are making great strides in the complex but exciting field of chemical engineering. Recognizing faculty members, Professor Brad Chmelka, induction into the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Professor Emeritus Duncan Mellichamp, 2018 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership... read more »