News

  • Jul 1
    2022
    Just days after winning the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy’s highest honor for mid-career scientists, Rachel Segalman, professor and chair of UC Santa Barbara’s Chemical Department, has received one of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) most prestigious prizes, the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress... read more »
  • Jun 21
    2022
    Rachel Segalman, professor and chair of UC Santa Barbara’s Chemical Engineering Department, recently received a memorable phone call. The caller identification on her cellular phone read “DOE,” standing for the Department of Energy, which piqued the interest and nerves of the Edward Noble Kramer Professor.  “I answered the call with trepidation, because I... read more »
  • Jun 8
    2022
    There will be plenty to celebrate when UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering hosts its first in-person Commencement on Saturday, June 11 from 3-4 p.m. on Commencement Green. During the 2021-’22 academic year, 402 engineering bachelor’s degrees have been awarded, including 49 in chemical engineering.  Read about some of the end-of-the-year awards given to and awarded... read more »
  • Jun 8
    2022
    Chemical engineering major Vedika Shenoy is the recipient of UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering’s 2022 Tirrell Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research. The annual award, named in honor of the college’s former dean, Matthew Tirrell, recognizes a graduating senior who showed excellence and promise as a researcher during his or... read more »
  • May 5
    2022
    Chemical engineering professor Glenn Fredrickson, an elected member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, was recently featured in an issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer reviwed journal of the NAS. The profile, written by science writer Farooq Ahmed, details... read more »
  • May 3
    2022
    UC Santa Barbara chemical engineering professor Michael Doherty is among 261 new fellows and international members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). The new members join a distinguished group of individuals previously elected, including Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Margaret Mead,... read more »
  • May 3
    2022
    Mentoring graduate students is an essential component of the mission of a research institution such as UC Santa Barbara. For faculty, mentoring involves training graduate students for careers in academia and industry and preparing them to meet the highest ethical and professional standards. Chemical engineering professor M. Scott Shell is one of three... read more »
  • Apr 7
    2022
    UC Santa Barbara chemical engineering graduate students, Michelle Baldini, Norleakvisoth Lim, and Elizabeth Schauer, and undergraduate Claire Wu have received prestigious 2022 graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Fellows in NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) receive... read more »
  • Apr 5
    2022
    The Chemical Engineering Graduate Program at UC Santa Barbara ranks among the nation’s top  universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Engineering Schools rankings. Out of 130 private and public institutions that offered doctorate degrees in chemical engineering, UCSB ranked ninth overall and sixth among public institutions. As a whole, UCSB’s... read more »
  • Mar 29
    2022
    The Chemical Engineering Graduate Program at UC Santa Barbara ranks among the best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Engineering Schools rankings. Out of 130 private and public institutions that offered doctorate degrees in chemical engineering, UCSB ranked ninth overall and sixth among public institutions. It marked the fourth year in a... read more »
  • Mar 1
    2022
    Christopher Bates, an assistant professor of materials and chemical engineering at UC Santa Barbara, has been recognized as one of the Rising Stars in Polymers in 2021 by ACS Polymers Au, the open-access journal of the American Chemical Society. Editors invited Bates and twelve other outstanding early-career polymer scientists who have been leading... read more »