News

  • Jun 12
    2020
    Chemical engineering student Austin Morales has been recognized for making outstanding contributions to the lives of others. He was among the twenty-two seniors and graduate students to receive the University Award of Distinction. The award recognizes  students who have contributed greatly to the quality of life by providing unselfish service to others within a particular... read more »
  • Jun 11
    2020
    Article written by: Brian Mackley, Santa Barbara News-Press   As drug companies grind to quickly develop a vaccine for COVID-19, UCSB professor Glenn Fredrickson has advised SiO2, a U.S. company, in developing new state-of-the-art patented materials coating for vials and syringes.   The effort is crucial to the safe and swift distribution of a... read more »
  • Jun 5
    2020
    Every spring, special recognition is bestowed upon one graduating senior, one faculty member, and one teaching assistant from each undergraduate program. This year, the top prizes when to Charlotte Dai, Joe Chada, and Koty McAllister.    Dai received the 2020 Outstanding Senior Award for the Chemical Engineering Department. The College of Engineering presents the honor... read more »
  • May 21
    2020
    Phillip Christopher, an associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at UC Santa Barbara, has received the 2020 Young Investigator Award from the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The biennial award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the science... read more »
  • Apr 22
    2020
    Duncan Mellichamp, a professor emeritus and a founding faculty member of UC Santa Barbara’s Chemical Engineering Department, has been inducted into the Control Process Automation Hall of Fame. Inductees were nominated and selected by existing Hall of Fame members, based on their excellence, diligence, and influence to the process control industry. “I... read more »
  • Apr 20
    2020
    UC Santa Barbara chemical engineering professor Michael Doherty has received one of the most prestigious honors from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), being chosen to present the John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecture for 2020. The annual honor is awarded to one distinguished AIChE member who has made significant contributions to... read more »
  • Apr 6
    2020
    For her innovative research and significant contributions to the biological engineering field, Michelle O’Malley, an associate professor in UC Santa Barbara’s chemical engineering department, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). “We offer sincere congratulations to Professor O’Malley for this... read more »
  • Mar 31
    2020
    UC Santa Barbara Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate students Jordan Finzel, Christopher Lab, Gordon Pace, Segalman Lab, and Evan Pretti, Shell Lab, were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of... read more »
  • Feb 20
    2020
    UC Santa Barbara Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Matt Helgeson has been awarded the 2020 Neutron Scattering Society of America Science Prize. The biennial honor recognizes, “a major scientific accomplishment or important scientific contribution within the last 5 years using neutron scattering techniques.”  Prof. Helgeson will receive a $2,500 honorarium in a... read more »
  • Feb 4
    2020
    The American Chemical Society Catalysis Science and Technology Division have recognized UC Santa Barbara Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Phil Christopher with the Early Career in Catalysis Award.  Professor Christopher is an Associate Professor and Mellichamp Cluster Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing, and will receive the award at a special symposium at the... read more »
  • Jan 7
    2020
    UC Santa Barbara Chemical Engineering postdoctoral researcher Joaquin Resasco, 29, joins the Forbes magazine 2020 list of 30 Under 30 in the Science category, joining 600 young entrepreneurs in 20 categories.  Resasco of the Christopher Group forsees a future where the chemicals relied upon in modern life will come by way of green methods, sustainable processes and... read more »
  • Jan 2
    2020
    The faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering awarded George Degen the Schlinger Fellowship for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Research for the period 2019-20, as evidenced by publications, submitted manuscripts or other measures of impact.  “We had many excellent applications this year, and I wish that we had more awards to give," said M. Scott Shell,... read more »
  • Oct 16
    2019
    The UC Santa Barbara Department of Chemical Engineering hosted the fourth annual “Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp Emerging Leader Lecture” on October 15th, 2019, at the Engineering Sciences Building 1001, with a reception following in the ESB Courtyard.  Associate Professor Yuriy Román-Leshkov from MIT gave a presentation on his research titled ‘Molecular engineering of... read more »
  • Oct 15
    2019
    UC Santa Barbara's Department of Chemical Engineering gathered students, faculty, and industrial representatives on campus for the 12th Annual Amgen-Clorox Graduate Student Symposium, a one-day forum held on October 4.  The day kicked off with welcome remarks from Rachel Segalman, Chemical Engineering Department Chair and Edward Noble Kramer Professor, who spoke of... read more »