Directory

Christopher Bates

Assistant Professor
Materials
UC Santa Barbara

We are interested in the design, synthesis, and characterization of soft materials.

Rita Blaik

Education Director
California NanoSystems Institute
UC Los Angeles

Dr. Rita Blaik is the Education Director of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, where she assists in Education and Outreach activities for MIP.

David Bothman

Principal Development Engineer
California NanoSystems Institute
UC Santa Barbara

3227 Elings
Designing and building scientific instruments, and facilitating researchers who are working on their own projects is the focus of my work these days.

James Bowie

Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

Boyer Hall 659
We are working toward a sustainable, carbon-negative chemical industry by building robust enzyme systems to convert simple biomass into more complex chemicals.

Irene Chen

Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

Boelter 4531K
We study life-like biochemical systems to understand their fundamental properties and address emerging challenges in biotechnology and infectious disease.

Timothy Deming

Professor
Bioengineering, Chemistry, and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

4121C Engineering 5
The Deming lab is focused on synthesis, processing, characterization and evaluation of biomimetic polypeptide materials

Glenn Fredrickson

Distinguished Professor
Chemical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara

3105 MRL Building
The Fredrickson group has pioneered a new class of computer simulation techniques based on molecularly-informed statistical field theories. Such field-theoretic simulations enable the investigation of classical soft material and quantum many-body systems at an unprecedented range of length and timescales.

Yang Hai

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Santa Barbara

Chem 1126B
We use genome mining to discover novel enzymes for biosynthesis and biodegradation of functional biopolymers.

Songi Han

Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Santa Barbara

PSBN 4614
Development of EPR and NMR techniques for the study of biomolecular structure, interactions and interfaces.

Craig Hawker

Co-PI, NSF BioPACIFIC MIP
Professor
Materials, Chemistry, and Biochemistry
UC Santa Barbara

3005 MRL
Preparing, educating and inspiring the next generation.

Elliot Hawkes

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara

EII 2332
Our research focuses on the intersection of design, mechanics, and materials. We develop novel mechanisms and apply non-traditional materials to solve challenging problems in robotics, medicine, and biomechanics.

Matt Helgeson

Professor
Chemical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara

3337 Engineering II
Prof. Helgeson is an expert in rheological and structural characterization of soft materials, including the development of new high-throughput methods for microrheology.

Tobias Höllerer

Professor
Computer Science
UC Santa Barbara

2155 HFH
Dr. Höllerer's research interests lie in the area of human-computer interaction, visualization and interactive machine learning.

Wendy Ibsen

Outreach Lead, UCSB
Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships
UC Santa Barbara

1205 Elings Hall
Fostering collaborations between science and engineering researchers and the larger community to promote STEM education and career awareness to a diverse student population.

Lubi Lenaburg

Evaluation Co-Lead
Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships
UC Santa Barbara

Elings 1221
Lubi Lenaburg is the Evaluation and Assessment Program Manager at the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships.

Youli Li

Technical Director, X-ray Diffraction Facility
Materials Research Laboratory
UC Santa Barbara

Our research focuses on applying x-ray diffraction (XRD) methods to study the structure of materials on the sub-nanometer to micro-meter scale.

Arica Lubin

Education Lead
Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships
UC Santa Barbara

1203 Elings Hall
As the Education Lead, Arica Lubin oversees an innovative, nurturing, and inclusive education environment for the BioPACIFIC MIP.

Yimin Luo

Postdoctoral Researcher
UC Santa Barbara

I am broadly interested in the functional particles that are influenced by and adapt to the complex environment they are in, and how an understanding of these systems enable us to design functional soft materials.

Tal Margalith

Executive Director
NSF BioPACIFIC MIP
UC Santa Barbara

Elings 3235
Oversight of BioPACIFIC daily operations, shared-use facilities, industry relations, and the User Proposal program.

Heather Maynard

Co-Director, NSF BioPACIFIC MIP
Professor
Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Bioengineering
UC Los Angeles

Maynard and her group synthesize novel functional polymers for applications in biomaterials, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

Dan Morse

Professor
UC Santa Barbara

3155 Marine Biotech
Reflectin = biophotonic regulator: Protein transduces nerve signals, drives osmotic amplifier to tune color & intensity of reflected light.

Hosea Nelson

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

3515 MSB
Catalysis, chemical synthesis, and structural chemistry

Michelle O’Malley

Professor
Chemical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara

Engineering II - 3343
Synthetic biology of non-model microbes for drug discovery and sustainable chemistry.

Junyoung Park

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
UC Los Angeles

5531 Boelter Hall
The Park Lab quantitatively analyzes and engineers metabolism to solve challenges in energy, environmental protection, and medicine.

Javier Read de Alaniz

Director, NSF BioPACIFIC MIP
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Santa Barbara

PSBN 1631-D
His research group seeks creative, synthetic solutions to problems at the interface of chemistry and material science.

Jose Rodriguez

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

103 Boyer Hall
Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry focused on structure-based scientific discovery.

Fuzzy Rogers

Research Computing Administrator
Center for Scientific Computing
UC Santa Barbara

MRL, 2066B
I focus on facilitating varied and optimal usage of high performance computational resources to a diverse scientific audience, all the while keeping the hardware happy.

Ellie Sciaky

Evaluation Co-Lead
UC Santa Barbara

Ellie works with program coordinators to help them clarify their goals, and determine what kind of outcomes to expect when program goals are accomplished.

Rachel Segalman

Dept Chair of Chemical Engineering, Edward N. Kramer Professor
UC Santa Barbara

3353A Engineering II
Bionispired polymer synthesis and self-assembly to control properties.

M. Scott Shell

Professor
Chemical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara

Engineering II 3321
Prof. Shell develops novel molecular simulation, multiscale modeling, and statistical thermodynamic approaches to address problems in contemporary biophysics and soft condensed matter.

Ambuj Singh

Professor
Computer Science
UC Santa Barbara

Data-centric modeling of systems with a focus on the development of new methods that can be applied to real-world applications.

Ellen Sletten

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

MSB 4505A
Next-generation therapeutics and diagnostics composed of dynamic fluorous materials and shortwave infrared probes

Adam Stieg

Executive Director
NSF BioPACIFIC MIP
UC Los Angeles

Dr. Stieg oversees the CNSI at UCLA’s Technology Centers - user facilities that foster innovation, facilitate collaborations with industry, and aid in rapid commercialization.

Yi Tang

Co-PI, NSF BioPACIFIC MIP
Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

My research lab is interested in natural product biosynthesis and biocatalysis.

Megan Valentine

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara

Soft material mechanics, design and manufacturing of bio-inspired materials, adhesion, rheology, instrument development .

David Valentine

Norris Presidential Chair and Professor
Earth Science
UC Santa Barbara

Webb Hall 2017
Microbes, Molecules and their Milieu.

Yon Visell

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
UC Santa Barbara

Yon's research interests include haptic science and engineering, soft robotics, and additive manufacturing.

Paul Weakliem

Computing Support and co-Director
Center for Scientific Computing
UC Santa Barbara

3231 Elings Hall
Co-manages the CSC HPC systems. Assists researchers in using computation, and HPC in furthering their research.

Brian Wolf

Developer / Designer
Life Sciences Computing Group
UC Santa Barbara

2302 Life Sciences
Building websites for UCSB Life Sciences other campus organizations.

Yang Yang

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Santa Barbara

CHEM 1161D
Innovation in synthesis and catalysis at the chemistry-biology interface.

Todd Yeates

Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

Structure and design of self-assembling protein-based architectures with atomic precision for diverse applications.