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News & Announcements

December 2012

RET teacher Jesse Kasehagen's curriculum project was highlighted on the Bare Paint website community section.  please see:

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The MRL wishes to congratulate assistant professor Megan Valentine for receiving an NSF CAREER Award for her proposal 'An Integrated Approach to Neuron Mechanics: Deciphering the Functional, Mechanical, and Structural Interactions between Microtubules and Actin'. The CAREER Award is one...

UCSB MRL student Michael W. Gaultois and post-doctoral fellow Taylor D. Sparks were selected for a Best Poster Award at the 2012 Fall Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting in Boston.  Their poster "Using electronic instability to optimize thermoelectric performance" was one of a handful...

November 2012

October 2012

MRL student, Chris Liman, and post-doc, Bertrand Tremolet de Villers were recently selected as Global School for Advanced Studies (GSAS) scholars and attended the 2012 Session on Organic Solar Cells. This GSAS sessions was funded by NSF and the National Science...

Bruker 300MHz Super-wide-bore MRI

The MRL has added another unique and powerful instrument to its Central Facilities, augmenting an already impressive lineup of materials characterization equipment openly available to researchers on campus and elsewhere. The Bruker 300 MHz (7 T) super-wide-bore (SWB) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (...

September 2012

This summer sixty students from around the world participated in research internships through the MRL. Students in the CAMP, CISEI and RISE programs presented their research results in a student colloquium held at UCSB on August 16, 2012.  http://...

Frank Leibfarth has been awarded the DSM Polymer Technology Award 2012 for his PhD research in the field of functional polymeric materials at the recent American Chemical Society national meeting. Frank has developed a platform technology in polymer chemistry based on the ketene organic...

August 2012

Ania Bleszynski Jayich, an assistant professor in physics at UCSB and an MRL Seed Project PI, has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is the highest honor the nation can bestow on a scientist or engineer at...

July 2012

The MRL was proud to host the 5th Future Faculty Workshop from July 15-17th, 2012. By specifically addressing broadening participation issues, over 40 graduate students and post-doctoral scholars from across the United States joined with 12 leading academics to create the leaders of tomorrow and...

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