Sho Takatori

Sho Takatori

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering


(805) 893-7089
3341 Engineering II

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


2017  Miller Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley
2017  Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize, Caltech
2015  NSF Fellow, Caltech
2012  Gates Millennium Scholar, Caltech
2012  University Medal Finalist, UC Berkeley


Bioengineering, Materials & Interfaces, Modeling, Theory & Simulation

The Takatori lab studies the nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and fluid dynamics of soft materials. We combine experimental, theoretical, and computational methods to analyze emergent properties in complex materials and interfaces, including active colloidal suspensions and living biological systems like bacterial biofilms and mammalian cell membrane interfaces. We aim to advance fundamental understanding of complex fluids and matter at the intersection of materials science, physics, and bioengineering.


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