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News & Announcements

October 2020

In March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all laboratories at UC Santa Barbara were closed, allowing access only to essential workers to maintain critical laboratory functions. The MRL is now in the process of a staged reopening, allowing select researchers to resume some on-campus...

September 2020

Congratulations to Kris Delaney (MRL), Tresa Pollock (Materials), M. Scott Shell (Chemical Eng.), and Yufei Ding (Computer Science) on receiving NSF CC* funding for a GPU compute cluster hosted in the...

August 2020

Please join the MRL in congratulating Professor Craig Hawker for this well-deserved recognition: The 2021 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success, one of the National Awards of the American Chemical Society.
 
The citation for the award is: "In recognition of Dr...

July 2020

The MRL is delighted to announce that from July 1, Dr. Christopher Bates (IRG-2) of the Materials Department has agreed to serve as the new Associate Director of the MRL. Please join us in welcoming Chris to this new...
Congratulations to our 2020 ScienceLine award winners! Over the past year UCSB ScienceLine responders answered over 425 science questions for students from schools across the nation. The UCSB graduate students pictured here are recognized for their commitment to providing thoughtful and...

June 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Education Program volunteer awardees! From left to right: Jeff Self, Sarah Innes-Gold, Veronica Reynolds, Nicole Michenfelder-Schauser and Bretton Fletcher.
Please join the MRL in congratulating all of these students named below for their enthusiastic and selfless service to the community. The award is $500 each:
 
Excellence in Education Outreach Award: Jeff Self 
 
Excellence in Education Outreach...
The MRL is delighted to learn that Professor Andrea Young (Physics and MRSEC Seed Awardee) has been chosen to receive a an Experimental Investigator award from the Moore Foundation:
 

Professor Glenn Fredrickson ( IRG-2 & IRG-3 ) is collaborating with the company SiO2 to create coatings for vaccine vials during the COVID-19 situation.  Professor...

May 2020

Read the article on Shared Facilities and how they benefit researchers, the university, and the community, by Amanda Strom and Ram Seshadri from the UC Santa Barbara MRSEC, and Greg Haugstad and ...

April 2020

Please join the MRL in congratulating 1. Allison Chau, 2. Emily Foley, 3. Justin Mayer, 4. Colleen Reynolds, and 5. Rebecca Vincent (all Materials graduate students); 6. Jordan Finzel, 7. Gordon Pace, and 8. Evan...

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