Chemical Engineering Research Areas

UC Santa Barbara is globally recognized as a leader in Chemical Engineering research. The Department of Chemical Engineering is home to world-renowned researchers in the following areas.

Materials and Interfaces


Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability

Modeling, Theory & Simulation

Research Philosophy

The research philosophy of the UCSB Chemical Engineering department recognizes the need for multidisciplinary collaborations between its faculty members and those in other departments. Engineering science has become very complex, usually calling for teamwork and expertise in different areas to achieve success. Many professors in our department have joint appointments, write joint grant proposals, and share students, post-docs, visitors, and facilities. Many graduate courses are cross-listed, both across departments and between undergraduate and graduate students. We believe that our collaborative spirit is one of the reasons UCSB is recognized as one of the top Chemical Engineering programs in the country.

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