June 4, 2013
Angela Belcher, ICB faculty member and ICB's-MIT coordinator since the Institute's inception has been awarded the prestigious 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. She is being recognized for her work in designing novel, hybrid organic-inorganic materials that have been used to create environmentally-friendly batteries, clean transportation fuel, solar cells, among other inventions with both commercial and social value. The Lemelson-MIT Prize honors an outstanding mid-career inventor dedicated to improving our world through technological invention and innovation.
June 1, 2013
ICB project leader and UCSB professor Bradley F. Chmelka is appointed Honorary Doctor at Chalmers University for his research achievements within materials chemistry. He has made important contributions to the development and use of methods based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) for characterization of both structure and properties of inorganic materials. Within this field he is a world-leading scientist.
May 20, 2013
UCSB Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Michelle O'Malley has received a 2013 Early Career Award by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science for her project "Engineering Anaerobic Gut Fungi for Lignocellulose Breakdown". The award, funded at $750,000 over five years, will go toward O'Malley's ongoing research on biofuels.
April 3, 2013
Daniel E. Morse, Founding Director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, was inducted as Fellow of the Materials Research Society for his contributions to understanding the molecular mechanisms of biomineralization; development of novel bioinspired routes to kinetically controlled, low-temperature synthesis of nanostructured inorganic materials.
March 14, 2013
Assistant Professor Katie Byl received the NSF Early Career Award and $400,000, for her project, "Robust Bipedal Locomotion in Real-World Environments," which aspires to develop tools for analyzing and optimizing quasi-periodic biped gaits for high-dimensional models of both humans and humanoid devices.
March 4, 2013
Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering Professor Linda Petzold has been selected to receive the 2013 Prize in Computational Science and Engineering from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
December 22, 2012
Caltech Professor Frances Arnold was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for her pioneering work on directed evolution. The White House made the announcement on December 21, 2012.
November 28, 2012
Professor Frank Doyle’s group at UCSB is pioneering an artificial pancreas system, after 20 years of research into insulin delivery using an algorithm normally deployed in oil refineries. www.researchmedia.eu
November 26, 2012
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, to get a real idea of what a person is up to, according to UC Santa Barbara researchers Miguel Eckstein and Matt Peterson, the best place to check is right below the eyes. Their findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
November 20, 2012
Researchers at UCSB, led by professors Carl Meinhart of mechanical engineering and Martin Moskovits of chemistry, have designed a detector that uses microfluidic nanotechnology to mimic the biological mechanism behind canine scent receptors.