News

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.
Wednesday
Jan 22
2014
To address health issues related to head injuries — which may not appear until long after a player has retired — the NFL has teamed with GE to create the Head Health Challenge, a $20-million research initiative.
Tuesday
Jan 21
2014
ICB researchers Tom Soh, Kevin Plaxco and postdoctoral student Scott Ferguson have developed an insturment that can determine concentrations of specific molecules in tiny amounts of whole blood, continuously and in real tim
Wednesday
Jan 08
2014
UCSB researchers in the College of Engineering discovered that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be detected in the bloodstream, and the team is in the initial phases of developing a portable field device for soldiers to quantitatively diagnose the disorder.

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