Bradley Chmelka

Bradley Chmelka

Professor, Chemical Engineering
Co-Director, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies

Chemical Engineering


(805) 893-3673
3327 Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

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Member of : 

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Award; David and Lucile Packard Foundation Award; Elected to Swedeish Academy of Sciences


Materials & Interfaces, Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

Correlation of macroscopic material properties and function with molecular structure and dynamics, particularly in heterogeneous macromolecular solids. Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled inorganic-organic and mesoporous materials for catalysis, separations, and opto-electronic applications. Molecular dynamics and structure in hierarchically ordered polymers, liquid crystals, nanocrystals, and biominerals. Development and application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy methods for characterizing structure, dynamics, adsorption, transport, and reaction properties of new solid-state materials.


Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies


Post-doctoral: Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley; Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
PhD Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
BS Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University