Faculty

Christopher Bates

Assistant Professor
Materials
UC Santa Barbara

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

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.

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.

Angela Pitenis

Assistant Professor
Materials
UC Santa Barbara

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

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.

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.

Lior Sepunaru

Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
UC Santa Barbara

1161 DCB
Using advanced electrochemical techniques we can now start to explore catalytic events that occur at the nano and even atomistic scale.

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

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.

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.