The labs of Michael Chabinyc and Christopher Bates develop a material that yields soft, elastic objects that feel like human tissue.
From left: the unlinked polymer ink, infrared light being applied to activate the crosslinks, and the final product — a super-soft, super-elastic crosslinked elastomer. Illustration by Isabelle Chabinyc
Jan 19, 2021
Caption for image: Artist's concept illustration depicting a water purification membrane with computationally-designed, molecular-scale patterning of surface functional groups, which collectively function to reject a variety of molecular contaminants and foulants. Artwork by Brian Long.
Jan 10, 2021
Simulations provide molecular design rules for next-generation membrane systems to purify highly contaminated waters more efficiently.
Jan 05, 2021
Evidation Health has become a founding member of UC Santa Barbara's Center for Responsible Machine Learning.
Dec 16, 2020
The research team includes UCSB natural-language-processing expert William Wang.
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
A new technique promises deeper insights into polymer degradation in high-shear conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Oct 21, 2020
The BioIndustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE) Institute will advance bioindustrial manufacturing technologies.
As everythign becomes more connected, security becomes ever more important.
Oct 20, 2020
Computer scientists at UCSB are developing new techniques to address the vulnerabilities of smart devices.