News

Friday
May 23
2014
Frances Arnold, member of the ICB’s distinguished Caltech faculty, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) on May 21, 2014, for her pioneering work in bioengineering and directed evolution. According to the NIHF, inductees are inventors who hold a United States patent and "who have made extraordinary contributions to their respective fields, and in many cases, changed the world forever."
Tuesday
Apr 22
2014
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) announces ICB project leader Frank Zok as one of 17 members that will be elevated to Fellow status. Zok's research over the past twenty years has addressed issues in mechanical and thermal properties of multiphase materials and structures, including ceramic matrix composites, armor ceramics and cermets, mineralized biomaterials, lattices, and various polymer- and metal-matrix composites. Zok is also co-leader of the ICB Cellular Structural Materials Task Order. 
Friday
Apr 11
2014
The 2014 Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) grant recognizes and supports ICB Project Leader Dr. Michael Elowitz and Dr. Long Cai as one of three research teams in the field of human cell lineage—a central and urgent quest in the fields of biology and medicine. Human cell lineage is the story of how all of us grow from a single cell to 100 trillion cells as cells divide, die and renew to work together in the complex system that is the human body.
Monday
Apr 07
2014
The grant supports Irene Chen’s work exploring the beginnings of life and new directions in biomedical research. “I am very honored to be selected as a Searle Scholar,” Chen said. “I'm really excited to use the methods that we developed to answer very fundamental questions about the beginnings of life, to explore new directions in biomedical research.” 
Monday
Mar 17
2014
An architect's rendering of the bioengineering building
Nearly four years after plans were approved by University of California Regents, UCSB has finally secured funds for the $74.3 million Bioengineering Center. The economic downturn had put construction on hold, however UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang’s recent efforts secured $26.5 million in state funding.
Monday
Mar 10
2014
Professor Angela Belcher, a materials scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the MIT program co-Leader for the ICB at UCSB, is featured in The Economist this quarter for her impressive research and inventions that span a multitude of industries.
Friday
Feb 14
2014
ICB Investigator and UCSB Garland Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials, H. Tom Soh was elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), for significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering community.
Monday
Feb 10
2014
Kimberly Turner, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB, has been elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for her major contributions in the area of micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS), micromachines that function largely as sensors or devices that convert one form of energy to another.
Monday
Feb 03
2014
Jacob Israelachvili, ICB project leader and professor of chemical engineering and materials at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the Tribology Gold Medal by the Institute for Mechanical Engineers for his contributions to the understanding of molecular origins and tribological processes.
Thursday
Jan 23
2014
U.S. Army experts along with leading university professors and industry partners have been collaborating over the last decade to explore biological systems that have the potential to drive sweeping bio-technological advances for U.S. Soldiers.

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