Graduate students, faculty, and alumni gather at the 2013 Graduate Student Symposium reception

Graduate students, faculty, and alumni gather at the 2013 Graduate Student Symposium reception

Graduate students at the March 2013 poster session

Graduate students at the March 2013 poster session

Graduate student Hung Phan with Machine Shop Manager Bruce Dunson

Graduate student Hung Phan with Machine Shop Manager Bruce Dunson

Graduate Students in the Hayton Lab

Graduate Students in the Hayton Lab

Graduate Students in the Reich Lab

Graduate Students in the Reich Lab

Graduate student Marisa Weaver in the lab

Graduate student Marisa Weaver in the lab

Professor Songi Han working on the development of new EPR instrumentation

Professor Songi Han working on the development of new EPR instrumentation

Glassblower Richard Bock assembles a new piece of glassware

Glassblower Richard Bock assembles a new piece of glassware

Research in the Bazan group

Research in the Bazan group

Solvent purification system

Solvent purification system

Dual manifold vacuum line

Dual manifold vacuum line

PIRE-ECCI meeting in Taiwan featuring several UCSB Chemsitry and Biochemistry faculty

PIRE-ECCI meeting in Taiwan featuring several UCSB Chemsitry and Biochemistry faculty

High-vacuum apparatus in the Buratto lab

High-vacuum apparatus in the Buratto lab


WELCOME to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara!

Our department consists of 35 faculty, 165 graduate students, 30 postdoctoral researchers, and 28 staff members, all dedicated to exploring the frontiers of chemical science. All branches of chemistry are well represented, including materials, inorganic, organic, physical, theoretical, analytical, and biochemical. We also feature a strong collaborative research environment, an ethos which is fostered by the creation of many interdisciplinary research units. Our department is one of the top programs in the country. Over the period 1997-2007 UCSB ranked 8th in the world in its citation impact in chemistry and the department ranked 22nd in the National Research Council rankings. The faculty includes two Nobel Chemistry prize winners (Walter Kohn, 1998, and Alan Heeger, 2000). In addition, UCSB was ranked 2nd in the world in 2013 by the Centre for Science and Technologies Studies at Leiden University and 11th in the US in 2010 by Washington Monthly.

Announcements

Chemistry Professor Galen Stucky is a recipient of the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

UCSB Professor Galen Stucky is a recipient of the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014200/royal-recognition?utm_campaign=June...
UCSB Professor Galen Stucky is a recipient of the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014200/royal-recognition?utm_campaign=June...

Chemistry Graduate Students Dayton Horvath, Damien Kudela, and Tracy Chuong were winners in the 2014 New Venture Competition

Damien Kudela, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was selected to receive the 2014 Lindros Award