UCSB Engineering

Press Releases for 2014

Yuan Xie

Xie and Zheng Named IEEE Fellows

UCSB Bioengineering Researchers Synthesize High Performing Platelet Nanoparticles

Chris Van de Walle

Van de Walle Named Herbert Kroemer Endowed Chair in Materials Science at UCSB

Researchers Apply Statistical Mathematics to Predict Cell Membrane-Protein Dynamics

An Elegant Solution: Ionic Liquids Conquer Bacterial Biofilms

New Engineering Faculty Helgeson and Hardekopf Receive 2014 NSF CAREER Awards

Eight UCSB Engineering Professors Among Most Highly Cited Influential Researchers

CS Professor Tevfik Bultan Receives $500K NSF Grant for Software Verification Research

Ultrasensitive Biosensor from Molybdenite Semiconductor Outshines Graphene

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate atomically thin, ultrasensitive and scalable MoS2 field-effect transistor based biosensors and establish their potential for single-molecule detection

UCSB Team Develops Self-Healing Polymers in Wet Conditions

Thought Leaders Convene for CRYPTO, 2014 International Cryptology Conference

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UCSB Engineering Ranked #7 in the World

The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks UC Santa Barbara Engineering/Technology and Computer Science as #7 in the world

Now You Can See The Invisible: Mostofi Lab Robots Use Only Wifi to See Through Walls

UCSB Cryptologists Receive $500K NSF Grant to Study Encryption Algorithms

Driven to Succeed: Mechanical Engineering Students Compete in 2014 Mini Baja Competition

Biomedical Researchers Awarded $1M from Keck Foundation to Study Neurochemistry of Addiction

NSF Grants Computer Science Professors $1M to Study Smartphone Security Issues

Professor McMeeking Receives ASME’s Highest Applied Mechanics Honor

Damien Kudela, UCSB

Materials Chemistry Graduate Researcher to Receive Inaugural UCSB Translational Medicine Award

Joao Hespanha

Revolutionizing how we keep track of time in cyber-physical systems

New five-year, $4 million Frontier award aims to improve the coordination of time in networked physical systems

Researchers Report Highest Performing III-V Metal-Oxide Semiconductor FETs

III-V MOSFETs Promise to Help Deliver Higher Semiconductor Performance at Lower Power Consumption for Next-Generation Servers

Professor Galen Stucky Honored with Prestigious Prince of Asturias Award

Researchers Demonstrate Controlled Synthesis of Wafer-Scale Bilayer Graphene and High-Performance Transistors

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate ultra-fast and deterministic growth of high-quality and large-area bilayer graphene films with controlled stacking order required for low-power digital electronics

Materials Research Partnership Renewed Between UC Santa Barbara and Mitsubishi Chemical

Catching the (Invisible) Wave

UC Santa Barbara researchers create a unique semiconductor that manipulates light in the invisible infrared/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced applications.

Professor Kimberly Turner Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers

UCSB Engineering Graduate Programs Top the 2015 U.S. News Rankings

Chemical Engineers Examine Surface Forces of Neuron Membranes to Understand Diseases

UCSB Researchers Develop Polymer Transistors with High Carrier Mobility

A collaborative team at University of California, Santa Barbara’s Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials has demonstrated commercially-viable, high carrier mobility for transistors made from semiconducting conjugated polymers

New Mellichamp Endowed Chair Cluster at UCSB Focuses on Sustainable Manufacturing

Jacob Israelachvili

Surface Forces Research Leader Israelachvili Awarded Tribology Gold Medal

UCSB Part of New U.S. Next Generation Power Electronics Institute

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Joint appointments 23%

Degrees Granted 2014

BS/BA 298
MS 120
PhD 94

Fall 2014 Enrollment

Undergraduates 1,421
Graduate 690

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Melissa Van De Werfhorst
melissa [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu

College of Engineering
UC Santa Barbara
Harold Frank Hall 5130
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5130

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