Song-I Han

Songi Han - Photo

Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (main)
Department of Chemical Engineering (joint appointment)

University of California - Santa Barbara

Office: PSBN 4614

Labs: PSBN 4623, 4633, 4650
Phone: (805) 893-4858

Brief

Dr. Han received her Doctoral Degree in Natural Sciences (Dr.rer.nat) from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Germany, in 2001. She pursued her postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany sponsored by the Max-Planck Fellowship and the University of California Berkeley sponsored by the Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Han joined the faculty at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2004, received tenure in 2010 and was promoted to full professor in 2012. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCSB. She is a recipient of the 2004 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, the 2007 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, the 2008 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, the 2010 Dreyfus-Teacher Scholar Award, the 2011 NIH Innovator Award and the 2015 Bessel Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Education

  • 1995 - University of Köln, Germany - Vordiplom (Chemistry)
  • 1998 - Aachen University of Technology - Diplom (Chemistry)
  • 2001 - Aachen University of Technology - Dr. rer. nat. (Advisor: Prof. Bernhard Blümich)

Positions

  • 2001-2002 - Postdoc, MPI for Polymer Research (Advisor: Prof. H-W. Spiess)
  • 2002-2004 - Feodor Lynen Fellow, UC Berkeley (Advisor: Prof. A. Pines)
  • 2004-2010 - Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB
  • 2010-2012 - Associate Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, UCSB
  • 2010-2012 - Associate Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB
  • 2012-present - Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, UCSB
  • 2012-present - Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB

Awards

  • 2001 - Ernst Award of the GDCH (German Chemical Society) for best publication
  • 2001 - Postdoctoral scholarship of the Max-Planck society
  • 2002 - 1st Raymond Andrew Prize for outstanding thesis by the Ampere Society (Europe-wide)
  • 2002 - Borchers Plakette for outstanding dissertation from the Aachen University of Technology
  • 2002-2004 - Feodor-Lynen fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2004 - Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award
  • 2006 - NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • 2007 - Co-recipient of the W.M. Keck Award for Science and Technology
  • 2008 - Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
  • 2010 - Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award
  • 2010 - Institute for Advanced Study—Visiting Fellow of the TU Muenich
  • 2011 - NIH Innovator Award
  • 2015 - Bessel Humboldt Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2015 - Regitze Vold Memorial Prize Lecturer, UC San Diego (Oct 22, 2015)
  • 2018 - Biophysical Society (BPS) Innovation Award 2018, presented at BPS meeting in March 2019

Professional Activities

  • 2002-present - Member, Humboldt Foundation
  • 2003-present - Member, American Chemical Society
  • 2003-present - Member, Biophysical Society
  • 2007-2018 - Director of the spectroscopy facility of the Materials Research Laboratory at UCSB
  • 2011-2016 - Executive Committee of the Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (ENC)
  • 2013-2018 - Executive Committee Member, ACalNet Thematic Network by the German DAAD
  • 2014-2018 - Permanent reviewer for the BBM study section at the National Institute of Health
  • 2010-present - Editorial Board, Journal of Magnetic Resonance
  • 2010-present - Advisory committee Chair, Institute of Terahertz Science and Technology
  • 2013-present - External Advisory Committee, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
  • 2017-present - Executive committee Rocky Mountain Conference-EPR section
  • 2018-present - Vice-president of the International EPR Society (IES) - Americas

Publication

Updated information can be found here