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News & Announcements

June 2012

We are delighted to announce that MRL Director Craig Hawker has been awarded the 2012 Centenary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Centenary prize was founded in 1947 to commemorate the centenary of the Chemical Society's founding in 1841, and is awarded to outstanding...

May 2012

The MRL and Dow Materials Institute are proud to partner with the Technology Management Program at UCSB in support of the 2012 New Venture Competition. The 2012 competition was the biggest yet and we are thrilled to announce that James Rogers(PhD...

April 2012

MRL REU students Lucy Darago and Katelyn Cahill-Thompson are recipients of 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Lucy (UCSB CCS Chemistry 2012) has participated in the RISE and CISEI programs and currently does undergraduate research in Ram Seshadri's group. Katelyn (UC Davis,...

March 2012

The MRL and the Center for Scientific Computing are pleased to announce the Southern California Simulations in Science Conference to be held April 16. Speakers from industry will talk about how they use simulations and high performance computing in their research and a lunchtime...

James Rogers has won the Frank J. Padden award of the Division of Polymer Physics of the American Physical Society. Out of 28 nominations he was selected as one of 7 PhD candidate finalists whose oral presentations were judged by a committee of senior physicists...

February 2012

MRL undergraduate interns Christina Rodriguez (Hawker group, mentored by Nate Lynd) and Maia Kinnebrew (Han group, mentored by Sunyia Hussain) have won Special Merit Awards for their research presentations at the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Statewide...

January 2012

Researchers in the Computational Materials Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have uncovered the fundamental limits on optical transparency in the class of materials known as transparent conducting oxides. Their discovery will support development of energy efficiency...

October 2011

The Dow Chemical Company has awarded UC Santa Barbara up to $15 million to establish a collaborative research initiative that will help shape the future of technology in areas that will benefit society. The Dow Materials Institute at UCSB will educate future scientists and engineers and...

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