Sho Takatori

Sho Takatori

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering


University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080


2017  Miller Fellow, UC Berkeley
2015  NSF Fellow, CalTech
2012  Gates Millennium Scholar, CalTech


Takatori is interested in the statistical mechanics and fluid dynamics of biological soft matter systems. He combines techniques of computational and experimental soft matter to study how emergent biological properties emerge from collective activity of microbial and cellular communities. These insights will advance fundamental understanding of the properties of bacterial biofilms and biological tissues, and could also lead to the design of bio-inspired, adaptive complex fluids for applications in medicine, manufacturing, and biomaterials.


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley (2012)
PhD Chemical Engineering, Caltech (2017)