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New Catalyst Process Uses Light, Not Metal, for Rapid Polymerization

UC Santa Barbara researchers develop a metal-free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization process that uses an organic-based photocatalyst

Robert McMeeking

Robert McMeeking Named Tony Evans Chair of Structural Materials

Yuan Xie

Xie and Zheng Named IEEE Fellows

UCSB Bioengineering Researchers Synthesize High Performing Platelet Nanoparticles

Chris Van de Walle

Van de Walle Named Herbert Kroemer Endowed Chair in Materials Science at UCSB

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2015 • 2014

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College of Engineering
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