Faculty

Christopher Bates

Assistant Professor
Materials
UC Santa Barbara

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

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.

Dino Di Carlo

Professor
Bioengineering
UC Los Angeles

5121E Engineering V
The Di Carlo Lab uses micro & nanoscale technology to study and engineer biology at its ultimate limits.

Paula Diaconescu

Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

Organometallic chemistry for rational block copolymer synthesis

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.

Mengyang Gu

Assistant Professor
Statistics and Applied Probability
UC Santa Barbara

Uncertainty quantification, surrogate models, inverse design, stochastic processes, and data science.

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.

Craig Hawker

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

3005 MRL
Preparing, educating and inspiring the next generation.

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.

Patricia Holden

Professor
UC Santa Barbara

3508 Bren Hall
Environmental Microbiology, Water and Soil, Pathogens, Biodegradation, Wastewater, Microplastics and Fibers, Stormwater

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.

Yuzhang Li

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
UC Los Angeles

4531-H Boelter Hall
Making new materials and inventing tools to understand their function to propel technologies in addressing global climate change.

M. Cristina Marchetti

Professor
Physics
UC Santa Barbara

Broida 6235

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.

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 Biomolecular Engineering
UC Los Angeles

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

Angela Pitenis

Assistant Professor
Materials
UC Santa Barbara

We design, synthesize, and characterize soft bio-inspired materials.

Beth Pruitt

Professor
Bioengineering
UC Santa Barbara

Bioengineering 3108
Custom measurements and analysis systems for small scale metrologies including custom probes, sensors and actuators for biomechanics and mechanotransduction assays.

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

Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Los Angeles

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

Omar Saleh

Professor
Materials
UC Santa Barbara

BioE 3006
The Saleh lab carries out precision experimental characterization of biopolymer and soft matter systems.

Alyson Santoro

Associate Professor
Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
UC Santa Barbara

Marine Biotechnology Laboratory 2155
Investigating the physiology of marine microbes and all things nitrogen.

Rachel Segalman

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

3353A Engineering II
Bioinspired 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

Samanvaya Srivastava

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
UC Los Angeles

Boelter Hall 5531-D
We harness electrostatic and other non-covalent intermolecular interactions to design self-assembled soft materials.

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.

David Valentine

Norris Presidential Chair and Professor
Earth Science
UC Santa Barbara

Webb Hall 2017
Microbes, Molecules and their Milieu.

Megan Valentine

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara

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

Max Wilson

Assistant Professor
UC Santa Barbara

3127 Biology II
Combining tools from Biology, Engineering, and Physics to understand the cell’s perceptual field.

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.