High-vacuum apparatus in the Buratto lab

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

Microwave guide in the Han lab

Dual manifold vacuum line

Solvent purification system

Research in the Bazan group

Glassblower Richard Bock assembles a new piece of glassware

Professor Songi Han working on the development of new EPR instrumentation

Graduate student Marisa Weaver in the lab

Graduate Students in the Reich Lab

Graduate Students in the Hayton Lab

Graduate student Hung Phan with Machine Shop Manager Bruce Dunson

Graduate students at the March 2013 poster session

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

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.


Several Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduates were recipients of National Graduate Research Fellowships

Professors Susannah Scott and Ran Seshadri will help create a network to track the health and environmental impacts of new chemicals and materials

Irene Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected as a 2014 Searle Scholar

Mallarie Stevens, the Department of Chemistry Student Affairs Manager, was selected for the 2014Staff Citation for Excellence Award

Aaron T. Herrmann and Allegra Latimer were named the 2013 Recipients of the Broida-Hirschfelder Fellowship

Galen Stucky Named a 2013 Fellow of the American Chemical Society