A new technique promises deeper insights into polymer degradation in high-shear conditions.
Artist’s concept illustration depicting a neutron scattering beam equipped with the new capillary rheo-SANS device being used to probe the deformation and breakage of polymers as they are exposed to extremely strong shear flows. Illustration by Brian Long
Nov 30, 2020
Artist's concept illustration depicting cells treated with antibiotics (red) propagating in a river environment, while those that have been genetically modified to remove the gene that produces the fluoride exporter (green) die off in the presence of fluoride. Illustration by Lillian McKinney
Nov 30, 2020
In Michelle O’Malley’s lab, a simple approach suggests a leap in addressing a grand challenge of our time.
Nov 24, 2020
Fixing software vulnerabilities at the source-code level is difficult. With new DARPA funding, Giovanni Vigna and former students are finding a better way.
Materials professor and department chair Michael Chabinyc
Nov 24, 2020
The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized him for distinguished contributions to the field of polymer science.
Enoch Yeung, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
Nov 20, 2020
Enoch Yeung receives Young Investigator Award to study biological networks that can lead to more robust and adaptive artificial intelligence.
Alan Heeger (left), Chris Van de Walle, and John Bowers (right) were named to the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List.
Nov 19, 2020
The 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List identified scientists who are in the top one percent of their field by citations.
Additive manufacturing of a cobalt-nickel (CoNi)-base superalloy via electron beam melting (EBM) and selective laser melting (SLM). Shown (from left): Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) micrographs of metal powder of the alloy SB–CoNi-10 used for a) EBM and b) SLM printing trials of simple bar geometries (c, d) printed for uniaxial tensile testing; and complex geometries such as prototype turbine blades with e) internal cooling channels or f) thin, over-hanging platforms.
Nov 16, 2020
Superalloys typically cannot be 3D-printed. Tresa Pollock’s laboratory group has made one that can be.
The wearable ION blood-alcohol-level detector.
Nov 11, 2020
The ION™ is the first product from the company that was launched at UCSB.
(From left to right) Esmat Farzana, Deeksha Dangwal, and Yating Wan
Nov 02, 2020
Three UC Santa Barbara researchers have been invited to a prestigious workshop intended to increase the number of women in academia.
Mechanical engineering assistant professor Elliot Hawkes.
Oct 28, 2020
His innovative approach earns him a presitgious 2020 Packard Fellowship.
Shumo Chu, assistant professor of computer science
Oct 23, 2020
The new assistant professor of computer science focuses his research on database systems, programming languages,and applied cryptography.
A new process developed at UCSB holds promise for reducing the Earth's growing burden of plastic waste.
Oct 22, 2020
Researchers develop an efficient, low-energy method for upcycling polyethylene plastic waste, repurposing it for further use.
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