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.


Three outstanding DCB graduate students have been awarded prestigious NSF fellowships.

UCSB alumnus recieves Sidney P. Colowick Award

Updated: August 15, 2013 - 8:30am

UCSB alumnus recieves Sidney P. Colowick Award

Irene Chen awarded a prestigious Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life Award

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry announces a search for a tenure-track faculty member for a position beginning Fall 2014 at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests in all sub- areas of inorganic chemistry are invited to apply.

Undergraduate and graduate students were honored at the annual Departmental Awards Ceremony on June 14, 2013

UCSB alumna awarded 2013 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Updated: June 7, 2013 - 11:48am